Separate Journeys

Today’s flower is feverfewfeverfew

In the absence of Dropscone, my pedalling partner, on domestic duties, I changed my normal morning route and went over Callister Hill, past Gair Schoolhouse and down to Gretna before returning via Glenzier, a round trip of 34 miles. In marked contrast to yesterday’s ride, the wind managed to be against me most of the time and I found it rather a slog. On my return, I slumped into a bath.

orchidIn the afternoon Mrs Tootlepedal went off by herself on a ride to Wauchope Schoolhouse and back. (You may notice an educational tinge to today’s rides.) She felt at liberty to stop and look around because I was not accompanying her and as a result she was able to take a picture of this roadside orchid which gave her a great deal of pleasure.

On her return she embarked on massive gardening tidying up with which I helped in a desultory way until Mr Dropscone himself appeared with two interesting pictures for the Langholm Archive Group’s photo collection. infants

I reproduce this picture of his brother’s infant class taken around 1949.  What is alarming is that I am even older than these children. The picture will soon take its place in our collection. The other picture, which was of a rugby team in the late sixties, contains hairstyles too awful to show to the general public.

On the wormery front, I have started feeding the little creatures some kitchen waste and only time will tell if they will actually eat any of it. Keeping worms is very exciting.

Published by tootlepedal

Cyclist, retired teacher, curmudgeon, keen amateur photographer.

One thought on “Separate Journeys

  1. Love the school photograph. I have one of my first class in 1955 which doesn’t look so different.

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