A little excursion

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Ada and shows a golden-ringed dragonfly which she spotted on the road outside her house.  One of those green eyed monsters. I was still remarkably creaky this morning so when Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in church, I wondered if Dr Velo could work his magic onContinue reading “A little excursion”

Langholm’s Great Day

An appropriate guest picture for today was sent to me by Edward Winter from Sheffield.  He tells me,”It shows the cup the late John Edward (Ted) Dunglinson won for his victory at Langholm in the 1963 All Weights Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling competition.  Ted was my mother’s cousin but to me, he was always andContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day”

On a roll

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary,  shows a lovely view of the Thames at Richmond.  The sharp-eyed may see the inevitable low flying aircraft in the sky and wonder that people are pushing for an extension to Heathrow which would mean even more of these disturbers of the peace above Londoners’ heads. AsContinue reading “On a roll”

King of the castle

Today’s guest picture is the town hall of Ripon.  My brother, who was visiting,  was much taken with the inscription. We had a day of pleasantly cool but sunny weather today and if I hadn’t had quite a strenuous pedal yesterday, I would have been out on my bike.  As it was, I spent aContinue reading “King of the castle”

Over the hills, but not far away

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our daughter Annie who has been visiting her granny.  It shows Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother Mauri, who is 99 and 51/52ths years old.  We are going to her birthday party next week. It was a grey day and I had meant get up and get out early asContinue reading “Over the hills, but not far away”

Making an exhibition of ourselves

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. I spent the morning preparing posters and taking pictures up to the Information Hub in the High Street.  There I met with Corrie and Sandy from the Camera Club who brought yet more pictures and together we hung justContinue reading “Making an exhibition of ourselves”

Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent.  She tells me that her husband Mario met these attractive creatures at at Weetslade country park, another of the North East’s redeveloped former pit sites. I felt remarkably well when I got up but was quite pleased to find it was a grey and drizzly day whichContinue reading “Taking it easy”

Another day of sitting about

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother, who found some gorgeous heather when he was walking on the Cleveland Way.  Langholmites looking for heather for their heather besoms will be very jealous. It was a cool, grey morning with light winds so perfect for an early start and some long distance cycling.  Encouraged by someContinue reading “Another day of sitting about”

The quiet spell continues

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother and sister’s visit to the north east.  Once again it is transport picture but instead of bridges it shows Lindisfarne monks carrying St Cuthbert’s remains.  Apparently his remains travelled quite a lot We had a warm but rather grey day today, with occasional drizzle discouraging any greatContinue reading “The quiet spell continues”

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