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The last of the good weather

Today’s guest picture, sent by her mother Clare, shows a young lady who certainly knows on which side her bread is buttered.

The temperature, according to the forecasters, is set to dive by eight degrees C tomorrow so we made the most of the last day of our warm spell today. 687 more words


Back to normal with a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone.  He was not to be outdone by his sister so he sent me a bridge picture too from a recent walk to Arrisgill.  560 more words


A sure sign of spring

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Elizabeth, Dropscone’s sister who is on an extensive tour of Scottish islands.  As she knows that I like a bridge, she took a shot of this one over the North Sannox Burn on Arran. 683 more words


April showers

Today’s guest picture is another interesting thing encountered on her walk with her family through Plessey Woods by my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.

There was a moment of glorious sunshine today but unfortunately for a late riser like myself, it was before breakfast and by the time that I was ready for the world it had turned grey.  483 more words


Flipped learning

Above are some of the comments my recorder group has made about pictures I’ve presented them. Their perceptions and perspectives are very different to my own and listening to them helps me make decisions (which I don’t always get right) on how I can maximise their engagement and self-organised learning with very little (uninterrupted) face-to-face time. 79 more words

A persecuted minority

The pleasure in being a recorder player and a teacher of recorder is only fully known by recorder players. There’s a secret pleasure (with an unfortunate hint of moral superiority) in knowing just how ignorant and wrong the widespread derogatory comments about recorders are. 335 more words

Total tootle

After two recent guest pictures of the top of Blencathra swathed in cloud, I thought it only fair to show the summit from below.  My brother took this one on his way up. 684 more words