Cross country

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who had the energy to go and admire the River Annan in full spate yesterday. The weather was quite a bit kinder today which was fortunate as we had a 65 mile to Berwick-on-Tweed on the menu.  It hardly rained all day and the wind was very meek. WeContinue reading “Cross country”


A guest picture at last.  A spot beside the Kennet and Avon canal where my brother stopped for a sandwich. I am posting early in the afternoon in an effort to beat the current great internet slowdown in the evenings in Langholm.  So many people have complained that maybe things will be better anyway butContinue reading “Gateway”

Free at last

Today’s guest picture shows a huge Santa looming over a stall at a German Christmas market in Birmingham (though how German a stall selling crêpes is you might wonder).  These markets have sprung up everywhere in recent years.  This one was visited by my brother. After several very gloomy, wet and windy days, the weatherContinue reading “Free at last”

Easy (like Sunday morning)

Today’s picture shows a delightful view of Thirlmere taken by my brother on his recent climb up Helvellyn. Unlike my brother who loves to climb hills, I stuck to the flat today.  I had hoped to leap out of bed and start pedalling very early but a number of factors prevented this from happening.  FirstlyContinue reading “Easy (like Sunday morning)”

A bike and a bridge

Today’s picture, in the absence of any correspondents’ contributions, is a convolvulus flower.   They are peeking out of many a hedgerow just now. I had an opportunity to go round the morning run with Dropscone today but a combination of forecast bad weather and things to do over the next three days persuaded me toContinue reading “A bike and a bridge”

Not watching birds

Today’s picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  For some reason he thought that I might be interested in a pictures of a lot of fungi on a pile of horse manure. He was right of course. I should have gone cycling with Dropscone today but my knees and hips are still veryContinue reading “Not watching birds”

An up and down sort of day

Today’s picture is another from the camera of my peripatetic brother Andrew,.  He seems to be in Brisbane now and visiting Koala Park. We may not be having spring yet but we are certainly having some lovely winter weather.  It was 1°C when Dropscone and I set off round the morning run but the skyContinue reading “An up and down sort of day”

I saw a bird

Today’s picture shows the village of Mickleton in Gloucestershire.  My brother was visiting it by bike. It was a pleasant, if rather windy day and still on the cool side for June when Dropscone appeared for the morning pedal.  My joints were on strike so he pedalled off round the morning run while I gentlyContinue reading “I saw a bird”