The lure of round numbers

Today’s picture is another from my sister Susan’s recent visit to Croatia.  They have some grand villas there. The sun was out and the temperature was even a degree or so higher than  yesterday so all looked set fair for a little pedal up the Wauchope road after breakfast.    Dropscone was off to Glasgow soContinue reading “The lure of round numbers”

Good timing

Today’s picture is another view from London.  This time it shows autumn in Kenwood as seen by my sister Mary. The forecast for today followed a familiar pattern.  It promised reasonable weather if you got up early and got out promptly followed by progressively wetter and windier weather for the rest of the daylight hours.Continue reading “Good timing”

Autumn chill

Today’s picture is another from my sister Susan’s recent visit to the Thames. It was brilliantly sunny here today when we woke up but to make up for that, the temperature was only 6°C and I had to wrap up well for my after breakfast pedal.  Dropscone was away golfing so I decided that anotherContinue reading “Autumn chill”

The early bird

Today’s picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows my youngest sister Caroline and my stepmother Patricia sharing a joke at their joint birthday celebration in London at the weekend. The forecast said that if I got up early enough, I could avoid the worst of the wind and the rain and since the clocks wentContinue reading “The early bird”

A day in

Today’s picture shows New Zealand’s finest child, Maisie helping  to bathe her brand new little sister Frances in a very grown up sort of way. After an awful spring and a wonderful summer, we are now enjoying a curiously muted autumn.  It has been very grey, often wet but always very consistent in temperature.  ThereContinue reading “A day in”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is an absolute stonker from my sister Susan who was on the south bank of the Thames a couple of days ago.  She liked the working river but i have cropped it to emphasise the sky. The radio and TV have been full of warnings about the coming storm.  It will beContinue reading “The calm before the storm”


Today’s guest picture sent to me by Alix and taken by her daughter, shows Bowman, her shaggy dog, having reached the monument and wondering where the brandy is. I start with a humble apology to Dropscone.  He reminds me that it was he and not Sandy who made the wise remark about Thomas Telford andContinue reading “Framed”

Saddle up and westward ho!

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Croatia.  She remarks that it is a scenic spot for a car park. The forecast promised us a day of sunshine and light winds and the forecast was exactly right.  This came as a welcome relief in a spell of strong winds andContinue reading “Saddle up and westward ho!”

Autumn creeping in

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary and shows some regal pelicans in a royal park in London.  I’m glad that I don’t have to feed them.  The queen can probably afford it. Mrs Tootlepedal had another really early start to make breakfast for our guests but I wasn’t able to have aContinue reading “Autumn creeping in”


Today’s guest picture is a detail from a photograph taken by my sister Mary showing the evening sunlight illuminating St Paul’s Cathedral across the Thames. We had heard the heavy rain battering the house overnight and it was still going strong when we got up.  Mrs Tootlepedal was up well before six o’clock to makeContinue reading “Surprise”

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