A Sunday without a song

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  On a clear day recently, he was able to look across the Forth and see North Berwick.  We haven’t organised a holiday there for this year yet.  This may be the closest we get to it. On a normal Sunday at this time of year, we wouldContinue reading “A Sunday without a song”

Offleg problems

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.  He is offsetting the disappointment of the disappearance of all his normal work thanks to the coronavirus by taking healthy walks along the beautiful Esk between some humdrum jobs which he has taken to fill the gap. I took a walk in the garden afterContinue reading “Offleg problems”

Sunshine and showers

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who was alarmed to see some bears while he was out on a walk  in the town.  He calmed down when he noticed that there was a stout fence between them and him. It was a very unreliable day today as far as both the weather and the weatherContinue reading “Sunshine and showers”

Farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s recent holiday trip to Mablethorpe.  He was gratified to find that they had erected a fine carving of him in honour of his arrival.  (He doesn’t usually wear the crown when he comes for coffee.) The forecast had been for snow, rain and strong winds so we were pleasedContinue reading “Farewell”

Another song cycle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary, who was on the Unite for Europe March yesterday (as was my sister Susan).  It was rather mentally dislocating to see this peaceful and sunny picture after the recent events nearby. We had our third consecutive day of beautiful weather here and we areContinue reading “Another song cycle”

Singing in the sun

Today’s guest picture is the last from my sister Mary’s visit to Regents Park.  It has been good to have such sunny pictures while we have been rather gloomy up here. Being Sunday, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir after breakfast and I set about making a lamb stew for theContinue reading “Singing in the sun”

Bike care

Today’s guest picture shows Dropscone’s grandson Leo on the starting line for the Langholm Grand Prix. The promised rain is still holding off and it was another calm, grey day, ideal for cycling today.  Sadly, I had arranged to take my bikes down to the bike shop in Longtown for their annual service so cyclingContinue reading “Bike care”

Anything went

Today’s guest picture is a swan posing for my sister Mary by the Serpentine. It was a bright and sunny day at breakfast time but cold enough at 3 degrees C to make me grateful that Mrs Tootlepedal had to go out to help record  the newspaper for the blind while I had to stayContinue reading “Anything went”

With a spring in my step

Today’s guest picture shows what can only be described as a host of golden daffodils.  They were spotted by my sister Mary on a walk through St James’ Park. We enjoyed some perfect weather for the first day of spring here today and on a day when I really should have been cycling all overContinue reading “With a spring in my step”

Two pedals and a tootle

Today’s guest picture shows my sister Susan and a friendly penguin at Sunley Hall, a magnate’s mansion.  She was visiting it  in the company of my brother who took the picture. There was a bit of drizzle about and a gusty breeze but Dropscone and I were not discouraged and had a good morning pedalContinue reading “Two pedals and a tootle”

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