Bad timing

After yesterday’s guest picture of boating in Birmingham, my brother’s guest picture for today shows navigation in Nottingham. The best plan for today from a cycling point of view would have been to get out for a ride promptly while the wind was fairly light and the day was fair but unfortunately my other planContinue reading “Bad timing”

Treacle, tootle and pedal

Today’s  guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Birmingham.  It is a city of many canals. I had slept very badly and was enjoying a much needed lie in and snooze when the phone rang twice.  My mild irritation was assuaged when I discovered that it was Dropscone offeringContinue reading “Treacle, tootle and pedal”

In a jam

Our daughter sent me today’s guest picture just to show that there are good looking bees in London too. The wind moved round to the east today and brought a little touch of coolness with it so although the day was agreeably sunny again, it was much more pleasant to be out and about. AllContinue reading “In a jam”

On a roll

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary,  shows a lovely view of the Thames at Richmond.  The sharp-eyed may see the inevitable low flying aircraft in the sky and wonder that people are pushing for an extension to Heathrow which would mean even more of these disturbers of the peace above Londoners’ heads. AsContinue reading “On a roll”

The digital made flesh

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s recent visit to Majorca.  He was very proud to have seen a bird while he was there and this is it. I might have gone for a cycle ride this morning but I was waylaid by an offer of treacle scones and settled for mowing two lawns instead.  ItContinue reading “The digital made flesh”

Busy bees

Today’s guest picture is a rather poetic shot of Grasmere in the Lake District taken by my sister Mary on a visit last week. We didn’t have any lack of light here at all today as the sun shone from dawn until dusk.  We seem to have got the best of the weather across theContinue reading “Busy bees”

Busy doing nothing

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew who was visiting Uttoxeter.  He is working his way back to fitness after a health setback and instead of climbing big hills, he is lurking in the lowlands at present…..and not visiting hostelries, however attractive. We had a day with no engagements in the diary atContinue reading “Busy doing nothing”

Feeling the heat

Today’s picture, sent to me by her mother Clare, shows Matilda adopting the only possible solution to coping with  some unusually warm weather in Edinburgh by sitting in a frying pan. It was 28°C here today, which coming after the many recent weeks of 13°C was both surprising and a little hard to take.  StillContinue reading “Feeling the heat”

Scattered showers

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my son Tony on the occasion of his partner Marianne’s birthday, shows her birthday cake.  I would have a hard time trying to cut a slice out of such a good copy of one of their dogs. It was one of those days today.  It was fine inContinue reading “Scattered showers”

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”