Home again

Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the Lake District where she stopped at a cafe in Grange and enjoyed this lovely view. We stopped at a cafe today.  This one was at a garden centre near North Berwick where we had an excellent breakfast this morning as we left forContinue reading “Home again”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who enjoyed the view at Buttermere on her recent flying visit to the Lake District. Our fine weather continued unabated today and there were gardening and cycling opportunities as a result.  Mrs Tootlepedal seized the gardening opportunities with both hands (and a trowel)  while I rather letContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

A stitch in time

Today’s guest picture is something Dropscone saw in the moat when he was visiting Hever Castle  last week.  He is pretty sure that it is a bird. It was a miserable soggy, grey and windy day in the morning and I wisely found things to do indoors.  With seven songs to have off by heartContinue reading “A stitch in time”

A wet blanket

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent, Mary Jo.  She has got the opportunity to share a piece of ground with a neighbour as a garden.  She tells me, “My garden boxes are too small for any amount of large crops like spuds and squash and tomatoes, and I am tickled to finally beContinue reading “A wet blanket”

A little blue

Today’s guest picture shows the railway station from which my brother began his walk up Snowdon earlier this month.  The mountain is in the background. We had a traditional Sunday today.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir and I prepared a beef stew for the slow cooker. She came back fromContinue reading “A little blue”

A gentle pedal and a hard working tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Marjorie’s holiday in Yorkshire.  She tells me that she had to climb 107 steps to get to the top of a lighthouse to get this view of Flamborough Head yesterday. I am not sleeping as well as I would like at the moment so I was happy toContinue reading “A gentle pedal and a hard working tootle”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who is not too old to take a walk along the track above the town. A very brisk wind greeted me when I got up this morning and this provided a convenient excuse for a morning of not cycling after yesterday’s efforts.  Instead, I had coffee with Sandy, mowedContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Re-clouting

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my railway enthusiast friend Bruce who was in Edinburgh to see the maintenance  locomotive for the new Borders Railway being named after Madge Elliot. She was the leading protester against closure in 1969 and handed a petition into number 10 Downing Street in December 1968.  She failedContinue reading “Re-clouting”

Gentle activity

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent visit to Spain and shows a very flowery house in Santillana del Mar. It was another dry but grey and windy day today but we managed to fill it with undemanding activities so we didn’t miss the sun too much. We rose late and after aContinue reading “Gentle activity”

Waiting for the man

Today’s guest picture shows the delightful town of Rye.  It is a town which used to be a port and is now several miles from the English Channel coast.  It was sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin. I couldn’t go for a morning pedal with Dropscone today as Mrs Tootlepedal and I were waitingContinue reading “Waiting for the man”