A final fling

Today’s guest picture shows fungus on Hampstead Heath in London and was sent to my daughter by her friend Claudia with the note that I might find it interesting.  She was right. The day started with a successful attempt to get my cycling mileage up to my target for the year of 5000 miles.  AContinue reading “A final fling”

A welcome arrival

Today’s guest picture is a triumph of technology in one respect at least.  This impressionistic portrait of Matilda was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal on her phone during her visit to Edinburgh today in very poor light.  The technological triumph was in passing it via bluetooth to my phone and then by wire to my computer. Continue reading “A welcome arrival”

Getting the last mile or two out of the knee

Today’s guest picture features Bob.  He was captured by Liz, the clarinet playing daughter of veteran pennyfarthing cyclist Mike.  She has dug a camera out and is finding out about the settings.  She is doing pretty well so far in my view. We woke to another grey day but it was brightened by Mrs Tootlepedal’sContinue reading “Getting the last mile or two out of the knee”

All up

Today’s guest picture shows the Roman theatre in Lecce, a town deep in the ‘heel’ of Italy.  It was taken by my peripatetic brother who is touring there with his wife. My brother is getting the best of the weather as it was another chilly, drizzly day here today with not a glimpse of theContinue reading “All up”

One up, one down

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s stopover in Dubai last month.  It shows a less familiar side of the town. It was an up and down day here as I got up and came down and went out but Mrs Tootlepedal succumbed to the bug and having got up and come down, thenContinue reading “One up, one down”

Up and running again…..well, walking again to be more accurate.

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk that my daughter Annie took in the Chilterns earlier this month, just to show that they have good views in England too. I should start by saying a warm thank you to all those who wished me happy birthday and to those who have offered their hopes ofContinue reading “Up and running again…..well, walking again to be more accurate.”

Happy birthday

No guest picture today as there has to be a space for the magnificent birthday cake cooked for me by Mrs Tootlepedal on the occasion of my birthday.  Because of my advanced age, it was impossible to cook a cake large enough to hold an appropriate number of candles so in the finished product, theContinue reading “Happy birthday”