Coasting along

Today’s picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to the Balkans shows a fine Macedonian mosaic. As the forecast was for rain at ten, Dropscone and I started our morning pedal at 8.30 in an effort to beat the weather.  We stopped for a moment on the way to allow Dropscone to put on aContinue reading “Coasting along”

Head down

Today’s picture is another in the series from my sister Mary’s wanderings in and around London.  Here she is in sight of St Paul’s Cathedral. It was wet once again in the morning but Dropscone was in no state to pedal as he was visiting a physiotherapist in the afternoon so we settled on coffee. Continue reading “Head down”

Gently does it

Today’s picture is another one from my sister Mary.  It is from Golders Hill Park.  This little park at the top of Hampstead Heath has both tennis courts and a good cafe.  I’m not surprised my sister was there. My back is far from well and Dropscone has been told to rest by his doctorContinue reading “Gently does it”

A welcome return

Today’s picture shows the return of Dropscone. Hurray. He was all the more welcome because he brought in one hand a bag of his fine girdle scones and in the other, he kindly got in our milk. I hadn’t thought that we would be able to pedal today but we found a gap in theContinue reading “A welcome return”


Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s trip to Brighton. It had been a restless night with the rain and wind lashing against the end of the house and sure enough, there was water leaking through the window frame when we looked in the morning. The fire place was dry though and that cheeredContinue reading “Thankless”

Putting up with it

Today’s picture shows a battered toadstool on the golf course. Golf was the chief business of the day and as I was determined to try to play well, I didn’t go cycling in the morning first. This left my monthly mileage total a little lower than I would have like but still above the 500Continue reading “Putting up with it”

New visitor and a great show

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from a recent walk. I had a day of rest today after the exertions of the last two days and my morning was brightened by the arrival of Dropscone and Arthur for a cup of coffee. Dropscone’s leg is improving and he arrived by bike which isContinue reading “New visitor and a great show”

A day of two halves

Today’s picture is of a bee on a cosmos taken late in the evening. Our B & B visitors had their breakfast at 9 o’clock and as I keep out of the kitchen until the breakfast artist has finished her work, this meant a lie in and a late breakfast for me. This set theContinue reading “A day of two halves”

Open wide

Today’s picture shows some Roman ruins spotted by my sister Mary on her trip to Virginia Water.  They are actually from Tripoli and were brought to England as a gift to George IV .Very strange. There was no rush in the morning as a dental appointment precluded an early cycle ride and I wasn’t playingContinue reading “Open wide”