Mrs Tootlepedal puts her finger on it

In the absence of any other guest pictures, today’s is another from Annie’s Chelsea visit.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I were both pleased to see that the humble foxglove is back in fashion. In spite of my bad back, I had quite good night’s sleep and when I woke up at seven o’clock and found thatContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal puts her finger on it”

Bad back back

Today’s guest picture is another from Annie’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show.  Alliums are Mrs Tootlepedal’s favourites but hers don’t usually look as regimented as these. As it happened, I had a chance to look at Mrs Tootlepedal’s alliums this morning after breakfast and I thought that they looked very good… …even though theyContinue reading “Bad back back”

Over the hill

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show.  Heaven knows what the wonderful flowers are. We are enjoying a spell of warm, dry weather which is extremely welcome.  It is letting Mrs Tootlepedal get some really useful gardening done and it is letting me get some good cycling milesContinue reading “Over the hill”

Revolting legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, who went to the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday and took a lot of pictures.  This shows one of the gardens at the show. We had another spell of very pleasant weather today but between things to do and protesting legs, bicycling was not on the menu (althoughContinue reading “Revolting legs”

A day that fits the blog title very well

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk my brother did last week with his group of those recovering from heart troubles.  It is good to see that they are taking things easily. We had a day that promised well, offering warmer temperatures and calmer winds and it lived up to its promise.  Mrs Tootlepedal hadContinue reading “A day that fits the blog title very well”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who is not too old to take a walk along the track above the town. A very brisk wind greeted me when I got up this morning and this provided a convenient excuse for a morning of not cycling after yesterday’s efforts.  Instead, I had coffee with Sandy, mowedContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

A day out

Today’s guest picture comes from my visitors of yesterday, Nancy and Phil.  Before they came to Langholm they had spent some time on the Langollen canal and this picture shows the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct. It was a lovely day with the forecast set fair when I finally dragged myself out of bed for a lateContinue reading “A day out”

The digital world touches reality

Today’s guest picture shows two old people in our garden clutching an invitation to join a musical garden tour.  The tour looks very inviting but the bus fare to get there might be a bit steep.  All will be explained later. The day started with an early visit to the physio to check on progressContinue reading “The digital world touches reality”

Song cycle

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to the Belper River Gardens.  He was looking across the river which had been widened to make a boating pond. It was the day of the Choir of the Year audition for our Carlisle community choir at the Sage in Gateshead, just across the river TyneContinue reading “Song cycle”

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