A welcome visitor

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Mary, shows the celebrated rose garden in Regent’s Park, London. After a spell when the winds have not been too bad, today saw a return of the 30  mph gusts.  I wanted to do ten miles to bring my monthly total up to 400 miles which isContinue reading “A welcome visitor”


Today’s picture shows Mick, a very nice man who came and fitted a dish to our chimney  and two Freesat boxes to our and the B&B TVs just in time for us to watch the Tour de France on ITV4.  We couldn’t get ITV4 through our old aerial so this was a novelty and weContinue reading “Finality”

Concerted action

Today’s picture shows Wetton Mill tucked into the hill in Staffordshire where my brother Andrew was having one of his rambles.  Apart from the attraction of its situation, there is a tearoom there too. I woke up with the time and energy to go cycling.  I leapt up,  drew the curtains and saw the rainContinue reading “Concerted action”

It was too good to last

Today’s picture is from my sister Susan’s recent canal adventure in the Highlands.  It shows a lock at Fort Augustus with a glimpse of Loch Ness in the background. The long dry spell came to an end with a spell of steady rain from after breakfast until it was just too late in the dayContinue reading “It was too good to last”

Puffed out by the nurse

Today’s picture is another from my daughter’s visit to Edinburgh where she is working at the Film Festival.  It shows the Dean Village towering above the river below. We had quite a sunny day here too, seventy miles to the south.  Once again I managed to stagger out of bed and be on the bikeContinue reading “Puffed out by the nurse”

I love it when a plan…..(a pedal and a tootle)

Today’s picture, sent to me by my daughter, shows a well known Edinburgh dog.  He is named after a church and has a pub named after him.  I have often in my youth tipped my hat to him when passing on the way from the pub but only once when passing on the way to theContinue reading “I love it when a plan…..(a pedal and a tootle)”

Failure to stick to plan

Today’s picture, in the absence of any fresh contributions from friends and family, is another look at the dolphins that my brother and his wife met on their recent visit to Wales.  They look more exciting than our frogs. My plan for the day was to wake up early, leap out of bed and goContinue reading “Failure to stick to plan”

Jay walking

Today’s picture is a rather worrying road sign encountered by Bruce. The forecast was not great for today but with the wind coming rather from a northerly direction, we were protected by the hills that more commonly give the rain when our usual wind comes from the south west.  Looking at reports of rain bedevilledContinue reading “Jay walking”

It was too good to last

Today’s picture comes from my sister.  It shows her with a party in a boat on Loch Oich (I think) in the Scottish Highlands where she was on holiday going down the Caledonian Canal in the barge that you can see in the background. After yesterday’s fine start to summer, today reverted to more normalContinue reading “It was too good to last”

Not bird watching

Today’s picture shows Wauchope Cottage on midsummer day.  A rare example of things being how they should be. If you have to have a long day, this was the sort of long day you want.  Cool and cloudy in the morning while I was cycling and sunny thereafter.  Perfect. I had to cycle by myselfContinue reading “Not bird watching”

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