Infinitely busier

Today’s picture is of a strange plant sent to me by Bruce. It is growing at a fantastic rate near a new path that he uses to walk his dog. He wonders whether it is a triffid. With Dropscone away for the week umpiring juvenile golf matches, I have the cycling field to myself. IContinue reading “Infinitely busier”

Dodging showers

Today’s picture was taken while on a jaunt to the Thames by my sister Susan. It shows Billingsgate. It was a day of sunshine and showers and after breakfast, I went out on my speedy (relatively) bike in the hope of catching the sun and avoiding the showers. I didn’t quite manage it but IContinue reading “Dodging showers”

Watching brief

Today’s picture is the seed head of a clematis I got an e-mail from Gavin today to say that Professor Robert Black had picked up the remarks I had made last night after seeing the Lockerbie play and reproduced them on his on-going Lockerbie Case blog. If you interested in the ramifications of the LockerbieContinue reading “Watching brief”

Chairman

Today’s flower is a  gerbera given to Mrs Tootlepedal by our son Tony on Mothering Sunday and still going strong. They seem indestructible. From a cycling point of view, I wasted today. The best time for cycling came in the evening when I had an engagement and though the rest of the day wasn’t tooContinue reading “Chairman”

Heroic

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Susan, is of a magnificent dessert which she encountered on a recent trip to Nottingham to see our nephews there. The day started, for the first time for a week, as a day ought to start with a pedal in the company of Dropscone who is recoveringContinue reading “Heroic”

Floored

Today’s picture shows the new floor laid in the B & B bathroom. It hasn’t been laid with wood. This is one of those very clever surfaces that look realistic but are easy to clean. Dropscone went off to play golf again today so there was no pressure on me to do a morning pedal.Continue reading “Floored”

Having a ball

Today’s picture is a wallflower. They are coming to the end of their season but some are hanging on. Dropscone was too ill to cycle and was going to play golf (a paradox which those who know Dropscone will be able to decipher) so he was not available for the morning pedal. As it happenedContinue reading “Having a ball”

Pointless

Today’s picture is of fellow blogger, Gavin who came to visit this afternoon. As you can see from the picture above, the weather was a lot better today. Although it remained fairly windy, you were not afraid to walk underneath a tree or a chimney pot. These sparrows, seen just after breakfast show the improvementContinue reading “Pointless”

Cracking walnuts

Today’s picture is of George. He is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in what can only be described as inhospitable conditions. He told me that he was looking forward to the challenge of cycling to Edinburgh today. I was speechless (for once). He was a bit under-equipped for the weather so I lentContinue reading “Cracking walnuts”

Calm before the storm

Today’s picture, which shows the sort of fun you can have in a Munich park if you happen to have your wetsuit with you, was sent to me by my friend Nancy who has just been there on an Art Club trip. The heavy rain, which had caused our end wall to leak, eased offContinue reading “Calm before the storm”

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