Today’s picture is from my brother’s recent skiing holiday in Avoriaz.  It makes me ill just thinking of how steep the ski run must be. We had a bit of a stay of execution with regard to the promised cold weather and although it was a bit colder, it was still a lovely spring dayContinue reading “Tailwind”

Keep right on to the end of the road

Today’s picture  is from my sister Susan’s recent visit to Cyprus where she saw many antiquities like this. Our summer in early spring continued for another day today but as Dropscone was away on family business, I took the opportunity to have a lazy morning and recover from cycling 300 miles in 16 days withContinue reading “Keep right on to the end of the road”

Good sense prevails

Both my brother and my eldest sister have been on their travels again and have provided me with many pictures.  Today’s shows a fine sunset in Avoriaz in France where my brother went skiing. We had yet another fine mid summer day in March today and it was enough to encourage me to say yesContinue reading “Good sense prevails”

A day of many rests

Today’s picture was sent to me by my son Tony just to show what a nice day it was in Edinburgh today. Any advertising is entirely coincidental. They all got sunburnt. We had another uncommonly warm and sunny day here again today after a chilly start. It is rather weird to have midsummer temperatures whenContinue reading “A day of many rests”


Today’s picture gives a feeble impression of another night scene.  It shows the moon and Venus which were dazzlingly bright as I came home tonight. They looked much closer together in real life than in the picture. Our unseasonal fine weather continued, although it was quite chilly (4°C) when Dropscone arrived for the morning pedal. Continue reading “Wizardry”

Lunch by the sea

Today’s picture shows Dropscone (left) and the rest of the Langholm Golf Club team that lost a match at Innerleithen today.  They seem to have taken the defeat well.  They appear to be a fine body of men in every way. We had another unnervingly fine, warm, still day today.  This is not the weatherContinue reading “Lunch by the sea”

Over the hill and not very far away

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s morning walks round Kenwood. Fine weather greeted us again this morning and Mrs Tootlepedal was up early as she was going to an event at Newcastle Racecourse with some friends.  It was a trade fair of house and garden stuff with food and plants on the side. Continue reading “Over the hill and not very far away”

A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).

Today’s picture is an improved view, taken by my sister Mary during a walk in better weather, of the magnolia at Kenwood. We had yet another dry day here too but in contrast to yesterday, the sun didn’t make it through the clouds apart from an hour or so in the morning.  We are inContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).”

What’s up Doc?

Today’s picture shows my favourite New Zealander learning to pull her socks up.  Because she lives at the bottom of the world, pulling your socks up means that they come off. Another lovely day, another visit from Dropscone ready for the morning run.  The wind was in a slightly different direction and that combined withContinue reading “What’s up Doc?”

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