Another new visitor

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Alistair and shows the little girl that makes Mrs Tootlepedal a grandmother.   Our best wishes go to Alistair and his wife Clare.  We hope to go to visit mother and baby quite soon. The arrival of our grandchild was a much more complicated affair thanContinue reading “Another new visitor”

Back to normal

Today’s picture, from the camera of my brother, shows an elegant flautist….much like myself in many ways, though I usually keep my shirt and trousers on while playing. I was feeling much better today, and hardly moaned or complained at all…..well maybe once or twice…but I felt well and never had to lie down forContinue reading “Back to normal”

Mrs Tootlepedal plans a trip

Today’s picture is a detail from a very nice photo of a dragonfly which Gavin kindly sent to me. After several weeks of fine weather, the rain arrived today.  In fact it had rained all through the night as well but so dry has the garden been that it soaked all the water up withoutContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal plans a trip”

A pedal, a waddle and a tootle

Today’s picture shows Alistair’s eagle in  a less threatening posture.  It does show how clever the jointing is on the model. The weather turned out to be very nice today in spite of a not very promising forecast and in the absence of Dropscone on golfing business, I got myself up and organised and pedalledContinue reading “A pedal, a waddle and a tootle”

By road and water

Today’s picture is a tribute to the crocuses which have been brilliant in the cold weather but which are now going over as the days warm up a bit. I had intended to cycle a forty mile circuit in the morning before the predicted winds got up in the afternoon.  As it happened, it turnedContinue reading “By road and water”

Return to the scene of the crime

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent trip to Wales. It was another pretty good day today with just a spot of rain.  Our B and B visitors told us that they had driven through some terrible rain showers to get here so for once we can’t complain about getting more rain thanContinue reading “Return to the scene of the crime”

A frog in the throat

Today’s picture shows Dropscone’s brother-in-law bravely suffering the hard life which you have to put up with when you retire.  He’s baby sitting in Switzerland. It was a fine, dry, almost windless morning today which made the fact that I wasn’t fit enough to pedal all the more hard to bear.  An added annoyance wasContinue reading “A frog in the throat”

The life aquatic

Today’s picture from Susan from Seville shows workmen knocking oranges out of the roadside trees and sweeping them up for disposal.  It’s a marmalade maker’s nightmare.  They need clean pavements and safe roads though. It was far from sunny here today and for the third or fourth day running, the town was shrouded in lowContinue reading “The life aquatic”