Rained in

Today’s appropriate guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who came across this ‘brolly art’ on a visit to Banbury. Mrs Tootlepedal bought some sunflower seed this year which promised low growing multi stemmed flowers.  There was obviously a ringer in the packet though, as one plant is about nine foot high…. …and can onlyContinue reading “Rained in”

A total tootle and pedal day

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom in South Africa and shows a fine collection of porcupine quills which he found when walking his dogs.  He was pleased that the original owner of the quills was not about as eager dogs and porcupines don’t mix well. Once again, with light winds and a pleasing but notContinue reading “A total tootle and pedal day”

A grey day cheered up by visitors

Today’s guest picture features one of our visitors today and just goes to prove that we are not the only recent grandparents about.  This is Dropscone taking the grandparenting business with Emily very seriously.  I am afraid that I don’t know who took the picture. We had a dry but grey morning, rather cooler thanContinue reading “A grey day cheered up by visitors”

Making a bed (but not lying on it)

Today’s guest picture comes from Sue, who lives at the bottom of the town, and sees interesting things in her garden. Just because Sue sees more interesting things in her garden than we do in ours, she kindly invited me (and my camera) down to see what we could see this morning, so after breakfast,Continue reading “Making a bed (but not lying on it)”

The shock of the new

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was hit in the eye by this burst of colour on her morning walk to Kenwood House. After breakfast, I cycled up to the town to do some business including paying in a handsome cheque kindly sent to me by the government.  This was a refundContinue reading “The shock of the new”

Putting my foot in it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He came across this wonderful cave on one of his walks.  Thor’s Cave (also known as Thor’s House Cavern and Thyrsis’s Cave) is a natural cavern located at in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire, I got up quite early for me but an early bird had got up even earlier. A partridge was outContinue reading “Putting my foot in it”

A tea tray moment

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Birmingham by my brother Andrew.  He took the opportunity to show us the BT Tower there on a beautiful day.. I am trying mix gentle exercise with good quality rest for my foot so I went back to lie on my bed after breakfast and was fortunateContinue reading “A tea tray moment”

A tootling treat

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s African odyssey.  I don’t mind getting close to small birds but I might be a bit nervous to get so close to a lion in the open. We had a grey morning and a wet afternoon here today so it wasn’t really the day for a gentle pedal withContinue reading “A tootling treat”

A song, a cycle and a tootle or two

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  As well as looking up at celestial wonders, he has also looked down and found a monster on the seashore. I drove south after breakfast to visit my singing teacher.  She lives under the shadow of the north of England hills and the mist was just burning offContinue reading “A song, a cycle and a tootle or two”

A toddle, a pedal and two tootles!

Today’s guest picture from son Tony in East Wemyss goes to prove that you can find grumpy herons all over the place. It was a beautiful morning with a delicate sunrise but it was chilly enough at 4°C after breakfast to keep me from getting my bike out.  Instead, I walked up to the townContinue reading “A toddle, a pedal and two tootles!”