Many layers

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She is on a short break and found an unusual bird in the hotel car park. It was quite nippy when we got up, with the thermometer showing 2°C. However, this seems to be the lowest that it got overnight, as there was no sign of frost.Continue reading “Many layers”

Rain didn’t stop play

Today’s guest picture from my South African correspondent, Tom, shows a jackal.  Not something we see round here at all! My day was conditioned by an awful warning of heavy rain;  one of those warnings that comes with a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the centre.  We were to expect rain soContinue reading “Rain didn’t stop play”

Things to do, places to go

Todays’ guest picture shows the Monteath Mausoleum which overlooks the Lilliardsedge Golf Course where Dropscone was playing at the official opening of the Borders Golf Association season on Sunday. It was another fine day in Langholm but slightly marred by a persistent and chilly wind which made me glad that I had an excuse notContinue reading “Things to do, places to go”

Logging on

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s eldest boy Dennis who works at Biggin Hill Airfield.  He recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful display of second world war aircraft. It was a fine but breezy morning and I had to put aside the chance of a pedal until later as there was quiteContinue reading “Logging on”

Easy like Sunday morning

Today’s picture was sent by my Newcastle correspondent and shows her son on an outing to the Soutar Lighthouse near Sunderland which happily coincided with a kite festival.  I would have liked to have been there. My morning was a bit less exciting.  After a late breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in theContinue reading “Easy like Sunday morning”