Poor planning

My South African correspondent Tom promised me a rhino yesterday and in today’s guest picture you can see that he has been as good as his word. After a rainy night, this morning was surprisingly calm, dry and warm.  I hadn’t expected a good day and I made the bad decision to go to CarlisleContinue reading “Poor planning”

Up, up and away and up and up and up…..

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom, my South African correspondent.  It shows two young cheetahs in a cheetah outreach centre.   He hopes to have rhino pictures soon. For the second day running, I managed to get up into my cycling gear and actually go out for a ride after breakfast.  (The ‘after breakfast’ bitContinue reading “Up, up and away and up and up and up…..”

I got up and went

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce, who is on holiday in the West Country.  It shows Gold Hill in Shaftesbury in Devon.  This street was the backdrop of a celebrated advertisement in the 1970s. It was another still, dry morning and I managed to get out of bed and straight into myContinue reading “I got up and went”

According to plan

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony and shows one of his large pack of fierce  hounds.Another dry day, this time with added sunshine and light winds, made for a unmissable chance to go cycling and this time, I didn’t miss it. There was a moment of distraction before I gotContinue reading “According to plan”

Hopes drifted away

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s collection of views of London’s parks.  This one shows Kenwood at the top of Hampstead Heath. The forecast was for another grey but dry day and I had hopes of getting a cycle ride in but things occurred which postponed this. The first postponement was causedContinue reading “Hopes drifted away”

Tea and a scone at Canonbie

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile, Tom.  He lives in South Africa and recently took the cable car up Table Mountain.  The composite picture shows the way up and the view down. Our dry spell continues but today was very grey from start to finish and there were even a few spots of rainContinue reading “Tea and a scone at Canonbie”

The tragedy of Hamlet

Today’s guest picture was taken by Bruce on a visit to Sheffield.  He thinks that the car owner may have forgotten where he parked the car. We had to put up with yet another  boringly fine and dry day today but we bore this with great fortitude and hardly complained at all. Once again itContinue reading “The tragedy of Hamlet”

Some golf shots

Today’s guest picture shows a spectacular Pantanal bird, the orange-backed troupial.  It was spotted by Venetia on her Brazilian expedition last month.  You can see more of what she saw if you visit her recent blog (including some lovely jaguar pictures). Mrs Tootlepedal started the day with a routine visit to the dentist (nothing needed)Continue reading “Some golf shots”

Staying at home

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother-in-law Mike and shows his granddaughter Lara putting in the last pieces of an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to see our granddaughter Matilda today but I stayed at home.  As soon as she had left to catch the train at Lockerbie,Continue reading “Staying at home”

Drop outing

Today’s guest picture shows a good looking bike path that my brother discovered at Carsington Water in Derbyshire. We had another dry and mostly sunny day today but the northerly air meant that the temperature only just got into double figures and if you were out of the sun, it was quite chilly. The earlyContinue reading “Drop outing”

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