Cool Bath

Today’s picture was taken by Dropscone while on a solo bike ride the other day.  The jumble of roofs conceals the fine school where I spent thirteen years of my teaching life. Today our daughter went home and in sympathy, the sun refused to come out for the first time on our holiday.  Luckily, itContinue reading “Cool Bath”

High spot

Today’s picture, sent by my son Tony, shows one of the parts for the base of the new Forth Road Crossing being moved up the Forth.  He says that in real life it is absolutely huge. We had yet another sunny, hot day to enjoy so once again we set out to be full timeContinue reading “High spot”


Today’s picture is a parakeet from my daughter’s garden in London.  She says that they are very noisy. Another hot, sunny day in the south led us to have a second go at visiting Glastonbury Tor.  Once again the official car park remained elusive but we found a space in a building lot and setContinue reading “Tor-ists”

On track

Today’s picture is another from my sister Susan’s trip to Zagreb. It was another scorching day down in England’s deep south.  I stared out of the window after breakfast looking for birds in vain.  This sleek, well fed beast might have something to do with that by the look of it. We sat in theContinue reading “On track”

I do like to be beside the seaside

As a memory of the country I have temporarily left behind me, today’s picture is of a monument overlooking Lilliardsedge golf in the borders course where Dropscone was playing in a competition. It was yet another hot and sunny day here and I celebrated this by cycling very slowly up the steep hill to theContinue reading “I do like to be beside the seaside”

High spirits

Today’s picture is of Glastonbury Tor.  It was not taken by me. It was another breathtakingly hot day today.  After breakfast, we walked up the three quarters of a mile of very steep hill into the village to buy a newspaper and stretch our legs.  The old part of the village seemed to have beenContinue reading “High spirits”


Today’s picture shows the Croatian parliament building in Zagreb.  It is from my sister Susan and I thought that you would like to see it. We started our day by catching the park and ride bus back into the centre of Ludlow because Mrs Tootlepedal had noticed a promising bookshop which might have the bookContinue reading “Arrived”

On the road (but without Kerouac)

Today’s picture is the Travel Lodge in Ludlow whence this post emanates. I have put my hand in my pocket and paid for a morsel of time to post today’s blog.  We are two hundred miles from home and pretty well cooked after five hours in the car which was hard work.  No air conditioningContinue reading “On the road (but without Kerouac)”

Hot stuff

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her visit to Richmond Park. We had another wonderful day of warm, sunny weather with a light breeze to cool us a little as required.  Neither of us had slept very well so we enjoyed a late breakfast before taking advantage of the day. It wasContinue reading “Hot stuff”

In hot water

Today’s picture is another charming Chinese scene from Bob and Nancy’s recent tour. It shows the garden of the master of the Nets in Suzhou but of course you knew that already. It was another lovely day and I had a pang at not being able to go out for a good pedal but IContinue reading “In hot water”

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