Thin singing

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. He parked his bike on a smart new bridge over the River Neath at Cwmgwrach. We had a dry but grey morning, and as Mrs Tootlepedal is not throwing her persistent cold off, we had a very quiet morning in. Outside though, the birds were goingContinue reading “Thin singing”

Crocus focus

The guest picture of the day, taken by her husband through the car windscreen, comes from my Canadian correspondent Mary Jo, who has been visiting British Columbia. There is quite a lot of snow there as you can see from the road verges. She tells me that people get helicopter rides to the top ofContinue reading “Crocus focus”

Safe arrival

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He found an Edinburgh cousin of Mr Grumpy in his local park. The chief business of the day was a trip to Carlisle to collect Annie, our daughter, and Evie, our granddaughter, off the train from London. They are staying for a week, and this will meanContinue reading “Safe arrival”

The lady varnishes

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo’s trip to British Columbia. She was impressed by the thoughtfulness of this road sign. When I woke up in the middle of last night and saw a starry sky, I expected to find a frosty morning when I woke up at the proper time. I was very pleasedContinue reading “The lady varnishes”

A day with a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon’s recent walk to Langholm from Canonbie. He found the sun shining directly along this track. We had a very cold night here, with temperatures as low as -6°C overnight. It was still -3° at breakfast time . . . . . . but it was very dry, soContinue reading “A day with a pedal and a tootle”

Testing the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He knows that I like a bridge so he sent me two for the price of one today. The forecast had suggested that it might be the first day for ages with only light winds, so I was definitely hoping to wake up with no side effectsContinue reading “Testing the road”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He visited Kedlestone Hall in Derbyshire on one of the better recent days. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to yet another meeting after breakfast and inspired by her vigour, I managed to get myself into my cycling gear and out of the house before coffee time.  Admittedly, IContinue reading “Paying attention”

Just kidding

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo’s Australian trip.  Her husband used his phone to take this shot of a big flock of bats. We woke to brilliant sunshine and we were easily able to ignore a crisp temperature and a nippy wind.  Not having rain and a gale were quite enough to keep usContinue reading “Just kidding”

Sunshine (and a chilly wind)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday on the Northumberland coast.  He saw a boat temporarily going nowhere. I should have mentioned in yesterday’s post that since it was Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Tootlepedal made some delicious pancakes for our tea which we ate with lemon and castor sugar.  They disappeared so quicklyContinue reading “Sunshine (and a chilly wind)”

A tootle and a pedal, hooray

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Langholm exile Tom.  He was looking for something to send me from his archives and found this lofty view of Worcester in the Western Cape, taken from 6000 ft up. We had a calm day before the advertised arrival late tomorrow of storm Ciara, which theContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal, hooray”