Oh happy day

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal departing for a cycle ride in the afternoon. This indicates a marked change for the better in the weather as she is mostly  a fair weather pedaller. The day started, as a day ought to, with a morning cycle ride with Dropscone. We didn’t go on our normal route asContinue reading “Oh happy day”

Not in the picture

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her walks around London’s open spaces. This swan was on the Serpentine. I’ll be a swan soon! It would have a hard time swimming round here as the weather continues to be at or about freezing. Annoyingly, the forecast keeps saying that it will get warmerContinue reading “Not in the picture”

Out but on foot

  Today’s picture is a goldfinch. They are having a hard time at the moment because the siskins are more pushy round the feeders so I thought I would cheer this one up by giving it top billing. It was another cold, cold day today and once again, cycling was out of the question. Instead,Continue reading “Out but on foot”

Out and about at last

Today’s picture is of a large skein of geese over the Esk near the border taken with my little camera. You can just see them if you peer very hard. The temperature has been so benign (above freezing) for a few days that Dropscone and Arthur were able to play in the winter golf competitionContinue reading “Out and about at last”

Red in tooth and claw (or head and wing)

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her morning walks. It is from Swan Lake on Ice. The day started very well with no frozen pipes so the cutting of the boiler pipe seems to have done the trick. The only problem now is to remember to empty the basin. It was nearlyContinue reading “Red in tooth and claw (or head and wing)”

Still plenty to do

Today’s picture is of snow in North London. On a nice day, my sister Mary likes to have breakfast outside in this cafe at Kenwood  but not yesterday as you can see from her picture. Mrs Tootlepedal started the day with what would have been a well deserved lie-in if she hadn’t got up inContinue reading “Still plenty to do”

It’s behind you

Today’s picture is of us getting ready to venture to Longtown after 2 ins of snow had fallen in the early morning. It was a bit of a double edged feeling to look out of the bedroom window to find the town beneath a beautiful mantle of gleaming fresh snow. Mrs Tootlepedal had to goContinue reading “It’s behind you”