According to plan

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony and shows one of his large pack of fierce  hounds.Another dry day, this time with added sunshine and light winds, made for a unmissable chance to go cycling and this time, I didn’t miss it. There was a moment of distraction before I gotContinue reading “According to plan”

A big surprise

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter Annie and shows two of her friends deep in conversation in her Brixton garden. This weekend the Muckletoon* Adventure Festival is in full swing with a cycle hill climb yesterday, mountain bike rides, guided walks and trail running today and 30, 60 and 90 mile cycle sportivesContinue reading “A big surprise”

A useful day (with a slight blemish)

Today’s guest picture comes from the phone of Mrs Tootlepedal and shows Matilda with her mother enjoying the beach at Portobello this morning. As you will gather, Mrs Tootlepedal left after breakfast to visit Matilda in Edinburgh and in her absence, I put a really lovely summer day to good use.  Once again it wasContinue reading “A useful day (with a slight blemish)”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on the 3rd of March and shows snow in the Lake District then.  It snowed here today at the very end of the month.  So much for March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. When I woke up at eight o’clock, itContinue reading “Blown away”

All up

Today’s guest picture shows the Roman theatre in Lecce, a town deep in the ‘heel’ of Italy.  It was taken by my peripatetic brother who is touring there with his wife. My brother is getting the best of the weather as it was another chilly, drizzly day here today with not a glimpse of theContinue reading “All up”

Another pedal, another song

We need brightening up as winter closes in here so today’s cheery picture was taken by my brother in Sydney on his travels. It was dry and fairly bright again this morning and the temperature had hit 6.5C by the time I had finished making a lamb stew for the slow cooker. After I hadContinue reading “Another pedal, another song”

An eponymous day

Today’s guest picture, especially for people of a certain age, shows the Ferry across the Mersey.  It was taken by my brother Andrew. The gales of yesterday had abated by this morning and there was some welcome sunshine too.  In spite of dire warnings of icy conditions, it was a mellow 6°C so Dropscone andContinue reading “An eponymous day”

Busy finger

Today’s guest picture is the view from my older son’s hotel room in Prague where he is spending a romantic weekend with his partner.  You may think he should have gone next weekend when it will be St Valentine’s Day but he was sensible enough to check the prices first. We had a good day. Continue reading “Busy finger”

Food miles

Today’s picture shows a blind hurdy gurdy player whom my brother met yesterday in the Prado in Madrid.  Mrs Tootlepedal thinks that the best audience for any hurdy gurdy player, blind or not,  would be a deaf one as she doesn’t care for the instrument at all. I quite like it. As I was stillContinue reading “Food miles”

Langholm’s Great Day 2013

The picture of the day shows Langholm’s 2013 cornet Alistair Cavers. The last Friday in July by tradition sees the celebration of the Langholm Common Riding when the town’s standard is carried round the town and the common lands on the hill by a mounted horseman and his followers.  Although the ceremony has lost itsContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day 2013”