Slow progress

Today’s picture  (one of mine in the absence of a guest picture) shows the hills round the town putting on their autumn clothing. I took the picture when I was out on my bike this morning.  Owing to a failure of communication, I didn’t go out with Dropscone as he was doing something else.  ThisContinue reading “Slow progress”

Annie has a pedal and a tootle

Today’s picture shows the cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral.  A big floor to scrub.  My three sisters visited it while on holiday earlier this week and my sister Susan sent me the photogrpah. We had a beautiful early autumn day of 100% sunshine.  As a result, after a prompt breakfast, I got the speedy bike outContinue reading “Annie has a pedal and a tootle”

Going for a yarn

Today’s picture, sent to me by Bruce, shows a good use for old tractors on the beach at Cromer in Norfolk. It was the day of the Langholm Show today and in normal circumstances, we would have been there but our daughter Annie had bought tickets for us to visit a yarn exhibition in SkiptonContinue reading “Going for a yarn”

Teething troubles

Today’s picture shows a very neatly stacked pile of Swiss firewood spotted by Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth while in the country. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to work again and I managed to stick to my plan and put the speedy bike in the back of the car and drive to Annan without any interruptions.  I hadContinue reading “Teething troubles”

Crossed wires

Today’s picture, sent by a fond father,  shows Maisie practising being a baby with her new little sister Frances. My plan was to go to Annan, where I had business, with the speedy bike in the car, do a little cycling combined with the business and be back for one o’clock in time to waitContinue reading “Crossed wires”

Back to normal

Today’s picture comes from Switzerland courtesy of Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth.  The police think that this cow may be a ringer. We were welcomed back to reality with a cloudy day in Langholm and a temperature about 14 degrees C lower than Nimes but for all the contrast with our recent holiday, it was still quiteContinue reading “Back to normal”


The picture of the day was taken by Gerry on the Petit Camargue last Wednesday and shows two happy cyclists that he met there. We are safely home, although we have scattered our possessions across half of Europe on our way out and back and have come to the conclusion that we are probably notContinue reading “Home”

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