Ten per cent

Today’s picture shows an elegant arcade roof in Hays Galleria seen by my sister Mary when walking beside the Thames. After the cycling of yesterday, today was devoted to more serious matters.  The lawns have been neglected so I started by mowing the middle lawn. Then there were flowers to inspect.  The Shirley poppies areContinue reading “Ten per cent”

On course

Today’s picture shows Blackfriars Station in London stretching across Blackfriars Bridge.  The station has been completely roofed with photo voltaic panels which provide 50% of the station’s power needs.  My sister Mary passed it on her walk today. We didn’t have any sun worth speaking about here today but we did have a dry, warmContinue reading “On course”

A proper Monday with a pedal and a tootle

Today’s picture, taken by my brother, shows my sister in law Catherine looking very regal in front of Frogmore House, a royal residence in Windsor. The day started as it should with the arrival of Dropscone and a pedal round the morning run. There was a noticeable west wind blowing today which we like, asContinue reading “A proper Monday with a pedal and a tootle”

Monumental tour

Today’s picture is another from my brother.  It shows the Erewash canal running through Long Eaton beside a road.  I think that it gives the place a continental feel. Our B&B guests were on the road early but I rose late.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir and I idled about,Continue reading “Monumental tour”

Treacle Thursday

Today’s picture, sent from one of my sister Mary’s morning walks, shows Kenwood House looking very smart with the wrapping taken off . Dropscone appeared for the morning run and rather to my surprise, we were able to go round at a very respectable 15 mph.  This may have had something to do with theContinue reading “Treacle Thursday”

Water, water

Today’s unlikely picture is from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.  If necessary, click on it to get the bigger picture. I spent a little time considering my own footwear this morning but eventually settled on my cycling shoes to go with the rest of the cycling gear which I was wearing.  I then spent quite aContinue reading “Water, water”

Steamed up

Today’s picture was taken especially for the blog by my brother as he pedalled along the Erewash Canal in Nottinghamshire.  Very nice it is too. Dropscone and I enjoyed a pedal ourselves this morning.  It was a lot cooler than it has been lately but the  absence of any wind made it very pleasant asContinue reading “Steamed up”

Tomorrow is another day today

Today’s picture, sent to me by my friend Gavin, shows a fine wild flower meadow in front of the civic centre in Newcastle.  Public money well spent. The first bird of the day to be spotted was this pigeon in a box. Yesterday’s day of rest had done the trick and I woke up feelingContinue reading “Tomorrow is another day today”

A welcome visitor

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Mary, shows the celebrated rose garden in Regent’s Park, London. After a spell when the winds have not been too bad, today saw a return of the 30  mph gusts.  I wanted to do ten miles to bring my monthly total up to 400 miles which isContinue reading “A welcome visitor”