Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows some fine colour which she encountered on a recent visit to Regents Park in London. When Mrs Tootlepedal looked out of the dining room window after breakfast, she could see a good collection of blackbirds. They had gathered to nibble on cotoneaster berries under theContinue reading “Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)”

Of mice and scones

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce’s northern trip.  He had got as far as the Isle of Harris when he took this shot of the  famous beach at Seilebost on a day that was not encouraging any sunbathing…but the view was still good. It was both less windy and warmer than yesterday hereContinue reading “Of mice and scones”

The return of winter

We had such a grey day here that I badly needed something bright for the post so today’s guest offering is another of Tommy cycling in the South African sunshine.  Lucky chap. The only colour in the garden today was provided by a few stubborn daffodils who defied the cold and the wind. It wasContinue reading “The return of winter”

Getting better all the time

Today’s guest picture is another from our daughter’s Devon holiday.  She visited a famous garden but found her attention slipped from flora to fauna. She is obviously having better weather than us as we woke up to another cold, grey, occasionally wet and always windy morning. I cycled up to the Archive Centre after breakfastContinue reading “Getting better all the time”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture is a reminder from my sister Mary of sunny days in the South of France, captured when we visited Aix-en-Provence not so long ago. Today had two good things about it  and one of them was surprising considering that the forecast had been for rain showers all day when I last lookedContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

A hint of a tint

Today’s guest picture comes from my elder son Tony and shows a fine shot of a firework display which was part of the Nerja feria in Andalucia where he was having a well earned short break. Dropscone and I did not have a break as for the fourth day running (riding?) we went out forContinue reading “A hint of a tint”

Undeserved scones

Today’s picture shows a Henry Moore sculpture at Kenwood, taken by my sister Mary. I had some undeserved treacle scones with my coffee today because after my battles with the wind yesterday, my joints were on strike this morning and I stayed at home.  Dropscone who is made of sterner stuff, kindly carried the extraContinue reading “Undeserved scones”