Ton Up

Today’s picture is another of Dropscone’s golfing scenes from yesterday. This shows Jim and George ready to tee off on the first. Classic dress style is always at the forefront of Langholm’s senior golfers’ thoughts. We are in a run of near freezing morning temperatures so there was no cycling after breakfast today. Instead, IContinue reading “Ton Up”

The benefits of old age

Today’s picture, from the camera of Dropscone, shows Arthur at work on the golf course. I was disappointed to find out that the better weather had not in any way abated his enthusiasm for indexing. Although it was not freezing this morning, Dropscone and I reckoned it was still too cold for sensible cycling soContinue reading “The benefits of old age”

A day with teeth in it

Today’s picture is of Chichester Cathedral and was sent to me by my sister Susan. For the third day running, we were able to get out on our bikes for the morning ride. As an experiment with Dropscone’s heart monitor in mind, we went round it the ‘wrong way’. That is to say, we wentContinue reading “A day with teeth in it”

Quieter day

Today’s picture is of swans in the Longtown gravel pit. As Mrs Tootlepedal and my sister have both contributed swans to the blog, I thought I should do my bit too. In any other year, today would have ranked as a very nice day for January but after the explosion of light of yesterday, itContinue reading “Quieter day”

Definitely the last of the marmalade

Today’s picture shows the frosty view from our bedroom window. I have never seen the trees looking so beautiful as they were this morning. Marmalade making was the order of the day once more. As you can see from the picture, cycling wasn’t an attractive option at all. We didn’t soak the oranges overnight thisContinue reading “Definitely the last of the marmalade”

Getting things done

Today’s picture is another from cousin Melissa in America. It shows a hawk which visited their garden. If it had been here, it would have frightened even the siskins. The weather has set in to a light wind, misty, frosty state and cycling has gone by the board again. However, for once I put myContinue reading “Getting things done”

Orange Tuesday

Today’s picture is of a siskin’s head. As I have remarked before, they seem to be fearless. I wish the other birds would make it as easy to get close. Another frosty morning made making marmalade the order of the day rather than biking.   I sliced the oranges by hand yesterday instead of usingContinue reading “Orange Tuesday”

A pedal, a walk and a ride

Today’s picture, sent in by Gavin Graham, shows the poplars that are being cut down along the waterside in the Buccleuch Park. It is rather sad to lose these landmarks. Irritatingly, although the weather was pleasant enough, the temperature in the morning was just too cold for cycling. I had to scrape ice off theContinue reading “A pedal, a walk and a ride”

Oh happy day

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal departing for a cycle ride in the afternoon. This indicates a marked change for the better in the weather as she is mostly  a fair weather pedaller. The day started, as a day ought to, with a morning cycle ride with Dropscone. We didn’t go on our normal route asContinue reading “Oh happy day”

Not in the picture

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her walks around London’s open spaces. This swan was on the Serpentine. I’ll be a swan soon! It would have a hard time swimming round here as the weather continues to be at or about freezing. Annoyingly, the forecast keeps saying that it will get warmerContinue reading “Not in the picture”