Big news

Today’s picture shows the walnut tree bereft of leaves.  It is always the last to come into leaf and this year it has been the first to lose them too. After the excitement of fetching granny yesterday, there was a general lie in today.  We didn’t miss much, as it was another drizzly morning.  TheContinue reading “Big news”

The birds and the bees (but no cigarette tree)

Today’s picture, sent to me by my son Tony, shows the sunrise over Elie in Fife where he was up early to work. It was the last day of our short period of wonderful weather today and I did my best to make the most of it.  Mrs Tootlepedal had to work almost all dayContinue reading “The birds and the bees (but no cigarette tree)”

A full day

Today’s picture shows Glastonbury Tor.  It is another from the camera of my sister Mary, who was there recently. It was another warm and pleasant day today and Dropscone was back from his golfing work so we set off round the morning run in good spirits.  My spirits were raised by the fact that IContinue reading “A full day”

Up and away

Today’s picture is from Dropsocne.  He had to get up early to go to a golf competition yesterday (organising, not playing) and he caught this sunrise on the way to Kelso. He got up quite early again today and came round on his bike ready for the customary pedal.  I am still using the slowContinue reading “Up and away”

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”

Winding down

Today’s picture shows the fine gates at Regent’s  Park in London. They are from another of my sister Mary’s walks. The storm that was the hurricane formerly know as Katia only gave us a glancing blow in the end.  Today was a much better day with a lot less rain and a slightly less ferociousContinue reading “Winding down”

A day of (enforced) rest

Today’s picture, sent to me by a Langholm exile in New Zealand shows an intelligent child anticipating the ideal Rugby World Cup final. For information, she is lying on a saltire and clutching a kiwi. We started the day by waving off our three cycling overnight guests. We don’t usually take three guests as weContinue reading “A day of (enforced) rest”

All right so far

Today’s picture is of a water lily in the pond.  For some reason they never seem to open fully out. We are nervously waiting for the hurricane formerly named Katia to arrive but meanwhile, after a late breakfast,  I had a pleasant pedal round the morning run in dry and warm weather. It was asContinue reading “All right so far”

Back to the usual routine

Today’s picture is of our end to end cycling guests. They will appear on the cycling page but they get a special mention here as they are spending their honeymoon cycling 1000 miles together.  They remained very cheerful in spite of the wet weather. Dropscone and I felt quite cheerful in spite of the rainContinue reading “Back to the usual routine”

Head down

Today’s picture is from Brighton to which my sister Mary has paid a visit. It doesn’t look as though it was a day for sunbathing. I got up determined to get some work done and quite surprised myself by doing some.  I went up the the archive centre to do a little housekeeping there andContinue reading “Head down”