Velosong

Today’s guest picture shows the world’s greatest baby looking amazed at what fun it is to have an aunt to bounce on. I took advantage of a perfect cycling day to nip out for an out and back 50km pedal I (I think that sounds more impressive than a 32 mile pedal) while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Velosong”

Going the wrong way

Today’s guest picture was sent to Mrs Tootlepedal by the leader of the church choir, Muriel.  Muriel, who is a keen photographer, was at the Canonbie show and took this picture of some old fellow smiling inanely as he went up for a prize. After yesterday’s rest, my legs were in mellow and co-operative moodContinue reading “Going the wrong way”

Time passes

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by keen photographer Kevin, who was delighted to find a smooth or common newt on his garage steps, the first he has seen in Langholm. The wind had dropped this morning and I ventured out for another short bicycle ride after breakfast.  I passed Dropscone, who had madeContinue reading “Time passes”

Pedal mania

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter.  She has worked out how to email pictures directly from her phone and sent me this nice waterfall from her recent Devon holiday. The forecast was for a sunny day today and the forecast was right.  It seemed like a good day for cycling so after breakfast IContinue reading “Pedal mania”

Making the best of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has just visited Melbourne on his way to New Zealand.  He met Gog and Magog, two striking fellows, there. The casting of a magic incantation using my physiotherapist’s name had proved to be singularly ineffective so I decided to stop sitting around moaning and start toContinue reading “Making the best of it”

A step back

Today’s guest picture, which comes from my Newcastle correspondent, shows her two children sitting on top of an old coal mine at Weetslade.  She tells me that you can enjoy nature here while watching planes landing and taking off and trains speeding by at the same time.  Paradise. After yesterday’s optimism, I was back toContinue reading “A step back”

To the point

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my sister Mary, shows my daughter Annie in the act of taking yesterday’s guest picture at Kew gardens.  Self referential or what? The day started with Mrs Tootlepedal getting up at crack of dawn to visit the world’s greatest baby in Edinburgh.  Matilda was very pleased to seeContinue reading “To the point”

Another go at resting

Today’s guest picture shows William and Sara, who are being looked after by their grandparents Mike and Alison, enjoying a visit to Hermitage Castle.  It was almost as much fun as frog hunting. As I spent most of it sitting down, working hard at some serious resting in an effort to chase away the hipContinue reading “Another go at resting”

A little adventure

Today’s guest picture shows Barrington Court in Somerset, recently visited by my sister Mary who kindly sent me the photograph. We came to the end of our endlessly sunny weather today and to my relief at least, it was quite a bit cooler outside.  It was still a pleasant day when we got up andContinue reading “A little adventure”

Looking around

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District trip, It shows Ullswater. We were blessed with a whole day of lovely weather from dawn till dusk.  I didn’t quite manage to be up and about by dawn but I did get onto the bike about ten o’clock.  I was a bitContinue reading “Looking around”