No connection last night and a very slow one today so just a brief note. For the past two and a half days we have been cycling in pretty warm conditions (29 degrees today) into the wind (gusting at 60 kph on Wed and 50 kph yesterday but a bit calmer today). Today was mostlyContinue reading “Near Tornac”
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Mrs Tootlepedal and I nearly mort aussi after having had to pedal the last 6 miles of 35 into a really stiff headwind along a dead straight road which was hosting every camper van in the south of France. Otherwise a lovely day and Aigues Mort definitely worth the effort. Mrs Tootlepedal is created aContinue reading “Aigues-Mort”
Arrived. Some idiot managed to leave his mobile phone on the train so don’t bother trying to ring me to ask how we are. Text Nrs Tootlepedal instead. Lovely meal with Gerry, Shoko and demon cyclist Susan. First day on bikes tomorrow.
All right so far.
I have made a policy decision after three years of posting almost every day not to post when I am out of town. We are off to Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother’s 97th birthday party and I will resume normal service when I return. Trying to post when away from home means lugging a laptop round andContinue reading “Off”
Reflectively short post
Today’s picture from my sister Mary’s walk yesterday, shows half the population of London afloat in pedalos. I had planned a fine day of cycling, taking in many highly photographic sights but sadly I had failed to alert my body to this and it had other plans entirely. In spite of me speaking to itContinue reading “Reflectively short post”
Pride comes before a fall
After the joy of yesterday’s thousandth post comes the humiliation of the internet connection going awry so that I can’t load any pictures today and I will be pleased if even this brief message can get through. Everything is going at a snail’s pace and the connection keeps timing out. I will try again tomorrowContinue reading “Pride comes before a fall”
A step back
Today’s picture shows the ever talented Maisie teaching her dad to read. One of Jenny’s nicest pictures in my view. After quite a good start where Arthur and Dropscone (after cycling) arrived to help with the final demolition of the tea cake mountain and I was able to take some nice bird pictures, things startedContinue reading “A step back”
Today’s picture shows the cascade in Regent’s Park. Unusually for a picture of Regent’s Park, it was not my sister Mary who took this picture. I took it myself with my little camera while I was walking through the Park in beautiful weather this morning. I was with Mrs Tootlepedal and my London sisters andContinue reading “Home again”
A bit of a contrast to yesterday: 40 mph northerly winds, no cycling:grey skies, no photographs. Morning: did nothing. Afternoon: had a bath. Evening: Went to Keswick with Bruce and Lesly to see a show. Won’t be back till midnight. No news, no pictures, no chaffinch. Sorry. See you tomorrow.