Sticking point

Today’s picture is of a quizzical blackbird For the first time for quite a few days the wind wasn’t blowing hard this morning. As a result, Dropscone and I fairly whizzed round the morning run and enjoyed our coffee and scones in a very good mood. Mrs Tootlepedal had gone to get her hair cutContinue reading “Sticking point”

Panic attack

Today’s picture is an allium. Mrs Tootlepdal suffered from severe allium envy when she read recently of a gardenĀ  that had hundreds of alliums in it. I say that it is quality that counts not quantity. I had an entertaining time for a while this morning watching modern parenting skills in action. First, the childContinue reading “Panic attack”

The red bike reborn

Today’s picture shows Dropscone with his bike back from the mender after it had been crushed by a car We were fortunate in being able to dodge the showers this morning as we went round the morning route. Although we met traffic at almost every junction, we got round in a reasonable time in theContinue reading “The red bike reborn”

Damp squib

Today’s picture is from the heart of London, sent by my sister Mary from one of her walks. This is the end of the Regent’s Canal at Limehouse Basin. It’s a far cry from the London docks of 50 years ago. I had arranged to go cycling early this morning but the weather was veryContinue reading “Damp squib”

Just ducky

I have two pictures of the day today because I couldn’t choose between them. They are both so fine that I am going to give the a bigger size than usual. The first is a picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Switzerland. ..and the second is from even further afield. Joyce has sentContinue reading “Just ducky”

Expert analysis

Today’s picture is of my flute pupil, Luke. He has been practising hard and is making good progress. The weather dawned fine and warm but the forecast threatened rain later. Dropscone was taking medical advice so I was on my own for a pedal. I had met Kevin, a near neighbour and bike enthusiast, atContinue reading “Expert analysis”

A full day

Today’s picture shows a fine bunch of garden bluebells It rained very heavily during the night but by the time I got up, the weather was fine if cloudy. I had a quick mouthful of cereal and zipped down to Longtown to fetch my speedy bike from the bike doctor. On my way back, IContinue reading “A full day”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s picture is yet another tulip. I can’t help it. Although we are still waiting for some rain, the weather took a more suitable turn for April today with a brisk and rather chilly wind. We said goodbye to our B & B guest who was cycling to Land’s End. He has been enjoying aContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

A very quiet day

Today’s picture is from Dropscone. This is his cherry tree. Dropscone has not been discouraged by the savage attack on his bicycle and he presented himself punctually for the morning cycle ride. Because of the rather expensive sounding noises coming from my speedy bike, I got out the slow bike in the vain hope ofContinue reading “A very quiet day”