A new walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He asks whether we think the picture was taken in sunny East Wemyss or on a Greek Island. We know the answer. Our run of cool weather continued here today, and once again infrequent and short rain showers made it hard to plan when to hang theContinue reading “A new walk”

Hot work

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to the woods yesterday. He came across this ancient tree, affectionately known as the King of the Kernigal. It was another hot day here, and a rather muggy one too making anything more than gentle work seem quite hard. It was an easy crossword day so IContinue reading “Hot work”

Hot foot

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He is visiting Aranjuez in Spain.  It is 30 mins from Madrid and is a town built around a Royal Palace.  His picture shows one of the rooms in the so called ‘Labourer’s House’.  I don’t think that the labourer lives there any more. We had aContinue reading “Hot foot”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture shows a feature of the Sheffield Peace Gardens. They were seen by Bruce on a recent stay in the city. Today started very oddly when I woke up realising that I had just had a good night’s sleep.  This was so unusual that it took me until Dropscone arrived with Friday treacle sconesContinue reading “Going wild”

Unexpected traffic jams

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba.  From Manitoba but not in Manitoba as she has taken a break from endless winter to catch a ray or two in Antigua.  It looks like a good decision as more snow has arrived at home. We had a generally sunny, almost totally dry day hereContinue reading “Unexpected traffic jams”

Hounded

Today’s guest picture shows a new style of letterbox which my friend Bruce spotted while out in Langholm.  You have to get up very early to post a letter in that part of town. We got up quite early today as Mrs Tootlepedal and members of her embroiderers’ group were due to spend a morningContinue reading “Hounded”

In the steps of Telford

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s visit to Brooklands.  As well as the old motor racing track, he and Susan met an even faster bit of transport history.. It was just above freezing when we got up but there was no sign of any ice and the sun was out and it was aContinue reading “In the steps of Telford”

She can see clearly now

Today’s guest picture shows a lily pond at Tintinhull garden It was visited by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. Mrs Tootlepedal’s cataract operation seems to have gone too well.  When she came down this morning, she gave me an old fashioned look and said, “You haven’t shaved.”  I see that I am going to have smartenContinue reading “She can see clearly now”

Not so gloomy

Today’s picture shows Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire recently visited by my younger brother and older sister, two indefatigable tourists. In spite of a forecast of heavy rain and winds, the day of the Benty show offered some welcome and unexpected early sunshine when Sandy and I took our pictures up before breakfast. As Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Not so gloomy”

A blast from the past

Today’s picture shows that there are fine canals in the south of England as well as the south of France.  This is a shot of the Kennet and Avon taken by my sister Susan on a recent visit. We had the third day of interrupted sunshine running today and some of us are finding itContinue reading “A blast from the past”