Sloe bicycling

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony.  He is the one on the hindmost of the two greys galloping along at the Lauder Common Riding. The photo was taken by ‘Lord Spencer-Taylor’, aka Robbie We were expecting guests in the early evening so the morning was spent making ready for theirContinue reading “Sloe bicycling”

Steadily busy

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba, is entitled “Alcatraz on the Assiniboine” and shows the lengths she has to go to keep the deer off her vegetables.  It makes Mrs Tootlepedal’s anti-sparrow pea fortress look a little small. I was woken several times during the night by rain pounding onContinue reading “Steadily busy”

A little ray of sunshine

Today’s picture from our London Trip shows the sign for a long forgotten shop on Brixton Road.  By coincidence, the American senator, Bernie Sanders, a diamond geezer if ever there was one,  spoke in front of a crowd of 5000 people at a Brixton venue nearby only last month. I have been doing a bitContinue reading “A little ray of sunshine”

Treacle, tootle and pedal

Today’s  guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Birmingham.  It is a city of many canals. I had slept very badly and was enjoying a much needed lie in and snooze when the phone rang twice.  My mild irritation was assuaged when I discovered that it was Dropscone offeringContinue reading “Treacle, tootle and pedal”

Mostly quiet

Today’s guest picture shows one of the two diesel locomotives that together pulled Dropscone and his daughter Susan to Scarborough on a railway special to celebrate her birthday.  They didn’t have ideal weather for a seaside outing. We had another pleasant morning and it was further brightened by the arrival of Dropscone bearing traditional Friday treacleContinue reading “Mostly quiet”

Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

The quiet spell continues

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother and sister’s visit to the north east.  Once again it is transport picture but instead of bridges it shows Lindisfarne monks carrying St Cuthbert’s remains.  Apparently his remains travelled quite a lot We had a warm but rather grey day today, with occasional drizzle discouraging any greatContinue reading “The quiet spell continues”

Unsuccessful shower dodging

Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal.  She took it at the flower show in Birmingham which she went to with our daughter last month. The plan for today was to leap up early, jump on the bike and get a good distance in before the forecast rain arrived and the windContinue reading “Unsuccessful shower dodging”

Back in the saddle

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s holiday in the Lake District last month.  She describes it as, “Another compulsory bridge.” The weather improved a good deal today and I was able to walk up to the High Street  without any rainwear on to take my turn dispensing information to tourists at ourContinue reading “Back in the saddle”

Down came the rain

The guest picture of the day is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the lake District. I had hoped to get up early and beat the oncoming rain with a quick bike ride  but when I woke at six o’clock, the rain was already beating on the windows so I rolled over andContinue reading “Down came the rain”