Today’s guest picture is another of the Santander statuary spotted by my brother on his Spanish jaunt last month.  He remarks that the figures look a little put out by the building works. It was a grey and windy day and I took the opportunity to give my legs a rest so while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Flat”

A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows a stained glass window from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. Once again we enjoyed  fine weather today which was better than the forecast.  I was pleased to be able to get out for a pedal after breakfast in dry conditions and with a tolerable breezeContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while”

Light work

Today’s guest picture is from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal and shows Matilda in her grandly named ‘personal transport system’. It was another quite chilly, grey and windy morning but my dental discomforts were a thing of the past and Dropscone and I set off on our own personal transport systems for the morning runContinue reading “Light work”

A lot to see

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent trip to Spain.  Santillana Del Mar is a Spanish village 20 kilometres from the Bay of Biscay, which has scarcely changed from Medieval times. After the thunderstorm overnight, today was sunny and much brighter as the haze had been swept away by the rain.  It wouldContinue reading “A lot to see”

A day with a little bit of everything in it

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Santander in Spain.  Not the usual sort of municipal statue. We got up to a sunny, warm day and without doing too much at any time, I made the most of it. I started with a 22 mile  morning pedal to Gair and back withContinue reading “A day with a little bit of everything in it”

Short order

Today’s guest picture, sent by Bruce, does not show some distant desert but rather a glasshouse in Aberdeen. The main event of the morning was the arrival of another gas engineer to put a new heat exchanger into our gas boiler. He told us that the old one was in very poor condition and weContinue reading “Short order”

Pipped by the hip again

Today’s guest picture is another sent by a proud Langholm grandfather.  It shows Eleanor, daughter of a Langholm exile, forced to labour in her garden in California and beaten down by a pitiless sun.  Luckily she is wearing her mother’s hat.  Gavin sent me this. The day started well as Dropscone and I were accompaniedContinue reading “Pipped by the hip again”

Milk Round

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother-in-law Huseyin.  It shows the ferry across the Bosphorous at Istanbul where he was visiting family last month. I woke up this morning to find a dry day, light winds and painless knees.  I determined to make the best of this situation and when Mrs Tootlepedal went off toContinue reading “Milk Round”

A garden visitor

Today’s guest picture is from my brother Andrew and is another canal shot from his recent visit to Amsterdam.  I take the view that you can’t have too many canal shots. It was another dry day but with some cloud cover and a brisk north easterly wind, it felt quite chilly and I didn’t setContinue reading “A garden visitor”

The sunshine cure

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie’s garden and shows that even in the heart of a big city, apple blossom may ease the soul. I was very disappointed because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t find anything to complain about today.  This made it a rare day this year and dawnContinue reading “The sunshine cure”