Cooking and singing

Today’s guest picture shows a lovely old fashioned VW Camper, done up for a wedding in Carlisle.  It was noticed by Bruce who kindly sent me the picture. I wonder if it will host the honeymoon too. It was another day when an early start would have been rewarded with fine cycling conditions but asContinue reading “Cooking and singing”

Various transports

Today’s guest picture is the result of another visit to Edinburgh by Mrs Tootlepedal in her role as grandmother.  It shows Matilda being transported by a personal travel solution. We were all being transported today.  Mrs Tootlepedal was physically transported  by car and train to Edinburgh where she was spiritually transported with joy at seeingContinue reading “Various transports”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from the collection sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin and shows Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire. I got up early and set off up the A7 on the fairly speedy bike in an effort to avoid some forecast showers.  As a plan it worked well as I saw a huge showerContinue reading “A mixed day”

Some calm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to Richmond Park. The road cycling sportive today didn’t offer much in the way of a photographic opportunity as it has a staggered start and the cyclists are soon well spread out so I went out for a short pedal of my own. IContinue reading “Some calm”


Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who obviously feels that there are not enough pictures of grandchildren of exiled Langholm folk on the blog.  This is his grandson Sam from Sheffield. It was a Sunday that started unpromisingly but got better as the day went on. I had hoped toContinue reading “Uplifting”

Sing, sing, sing

Today’s guest picture shows a fine stone bridge across the splendidly named Manifold River.  It was taken by my brother last month. After a night of rain, the morning was still gloomy and dank but for a moment it looked as though there might be a gap in the weather and while Mrs Tootlepedal gotContinue reading “Sing, sing, sing”

A dull day

Today’s guest picture comes from Amy, one of my correspondents, who saw the picture of the hawk in our garden earlier this week and has kindly sent me a picture which she took of a sharp shinned hawk in her garden in Michigan (I think) last year. I was hoping for a sunshine breakthrough thisContinue reading “A dull day”

From Esk to Teviot

Today’s guest picture, sent to me from Hathersage by my friend Bruce, is a curious street scene. It is only when you realise that it is part of a staged exhibition of street furniture designed by David Mellor that it makes some sense. For one reason or another, I wasn’t feeling at my peak whenContinue reading “From Esk to Teviot”

There have been more exciting days

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s trip to Spain where he did a lot and took a lot of pictures.  This shows Girona, a town to the north of Barcelona. We could have done with a bit of Spanish sunshine here today as it was another grey, windy day.  I was inContinue reading “There have been more exciting days”