Two rewarding outings

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother, who was on one of his outings.  It shows the Old Bridge at Hereford across the Wye. We had a very pleasant day here today with lots of sunshine but with a wind just brisk enough to make me think of several reasons why going cycling might notContinue reading “Two rewarding outings”

Home and wet

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who had occasion to be in Kent recently and took this picture of Hever Castle just to show that there are castles there too. We chose the right day to leave North Berwick as it was either raining or just going to rain as we packed up and leftContinue reading “Home and wet”

One in the eye for me

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to the Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park last week. Our welcome spell of dry and often sunny weather continued today, although once again it came with enough added wind to make my morning pedal down to Canonbie and back quite hard work on the returnContinue reading “One in the eye for me”

The last song until September

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my old teaching colleague Ada.  She and some of her family have just spent time in France.  Guess what her husband, sister and brother-in-law did. I went cycling myself this morning and climbed a hill too.  It was slightly less awesome than Mont Ventoux though as itContinue reading “The last song until September”

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”

A wild ride

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows just how idyllic playing golf on the east coast of Scotland can be….if you choose the right day. It was raining after breakfast so I postponed a planned pedal and this was a blessing in disguise as it enabled me to enjoy some of Dropscone’s excellent treacleContinue reading “A wild ride”

A questionable sort of day

Today’s guest picture shows the elegant ceiling of Bath Abbey.  Venetia took the picture when she was there with my sister Mary recently. I always think that these places must take a lot of dusting to keep them clean. It was a day of questions. Would I do anything useful after breakfast?  Yes, a littleContinue reading “A questionable sort of day”

Unexpected interruptions

The guest picture of the day comes from Sandra who has a feeder outside the window of her house which sits up on the hill overlooking the town.  It is not the sharpest picture in the world, as I suspect that Sandra took it on her tablet through the window but how often do youContinue reading “Unexpected interruptions”

Midsummer but not as we know it.

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mike Tinker and shows Cable Bay NZ – where the first telegraph cable came across the Tasman Sea from Tasmania in 1876.   He is on holiday in Wales now but this was taken on his visit to NZ in April.We had another unseasonably grey, chilly and sometimesContinue reading “Midsummer but not as we know it.”