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Staying in

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the very colourful Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park.

I have been having a little trouble with my back for the past few days and so I was happy to let Mrs Tootlepedal go off to Edinburgh to commune with the WGSP by herself and to use the strong winds as an excuse for doing nothing much all day. 524 more words

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It's an ill wind.

Today’s guest picture shows Scott ready to ride at St Bees yesterday.  It was taken by Dropscone.  You can tell it was before the ride as he is still smiling. 565 more words

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All lit up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She saw this old wireless transmitting station and was amazed to find that it is on sale as a dwelling. 890 more words

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All hail

No guest picture today but a garden puzzle instead.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I thought that someone had thrown a bicycle tyre into the garden when we caught a glimpse of this but we were wrong.  609 more words

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I didn't mean to do it.

Today’s frightening guest picture comes from a visit to the gardens at Alnwick by my Newcastle correspondent.  What lies behind the gate?  We can only wonder. 609 more words

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Tootlepedal!

Today’s guest picture has been postponed in favour of a picture of my old friend Arthur Bell striding across the golf course which he tended, planted and weeded as though it was his own back garden for many years. 654 more words

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Test drive

Today’s guest picture comes all the way from California and shows our neighbour Gaye, one of Mrs Tootlepedal’s fellow sopranos from the church choir, having to put up with what looks like some quite annoying sunshine with the Golden Gate Bridge behind her.  562 more words

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