A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows a stained glass window from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. Once again we enjoyed  fine weather today which was better than the forecast.  I was pleased to be able to get out for a pedal after breakfast in dry conditions and with a tolerable breezeContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while”

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”

Watching other people work

Today’s guest picture shows some of our local wild goats on the Langholm Moor.  Bruce spotted them and kindly sent me the picture. After a good night’s sleep, I was up and about today and ready for action. Fortunately there was plenty of action to watch without having to do anything more energetic than strollContinue reading “Watching other people work”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes in duplex form, courtesy of Irving Davidson and Alan Weatherstone who were both at the road side during the Muckletoon Adventure Festival’s cycle hill climb this evening.   They were kind enough to let me see the results of their expert photography.  In Irving’s picture on the left, I am going uphillContinue reading “Uphill work”

Successful outings

The guest picture of the day is another view of Bilbao from my brother.  He comments that there was not much evidence of water borne traffic. In contrast to yesterday’s grey start to the month of May, today was much more cheerful with plenty of sunshine and not a sign of any rain. It wasContinue reading “Successful outings”

Carpeted

Today’s striking guest picture shows Bilbao.  My brother Andrew paid it a flying visit a few days ago. I was enjoying a day of rest today, having exceeded my cycling target for the month by some 90 miles.  This resolve was assisted by some very grey and dreary weather which persisted all day. It wasContinue reading “Carpeted”

A day that got better

Today’s guest picture, kindly taken and sent by the new baby’s maternal grandfather Francis, shows Alistair and Clare happy to be home with Mathilda Jo. Our day started off grey, drizzly and windy but steadily got better in every way as it went along. First Dr Tinker arrived with a big wrench and got aContinue reading “A day that got better”

Making the best of the day

Today’s picture shows my sister-in-law Catherine admiring a South African locomotive in a Welsh station at Porthmadoc on their recent Welsh holiday. It was another lovely morning and this time, I had nothing to stop me making the most of it on my speedy bike. It was warm enough for me to shed all superfluousContinue reading “Making the best of the day”

In and out the dusty bluebells

My son and daughter-in-law have been getting about in the US and have sent me this teasing picture from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.  The leaves were made of glass by a pair of German glass workers from the turn of the previous century.. It was extremely windy here today and as I onlyContinue reading “In and out the dusty bluebells”

Wall to wall sunshine

Today’s picture was sent by my younger son and daughter-in-law who are in Boston on holiday. We had, as the title suggests, wall to wall sunshine today.  There absolutely wasn’t a cloud in the sky and for most of the day there wasn’t much wind either.  It may be three or four weeks late butContinue reading “Wall to wall sunshine”