Thwarted dream

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows the River Derwent at Derby on a very, very calm day. The forecast was for a warm and sunny day and I had a dream of what I might do on such an unusual day.  Sadly the dream was dashed as soon as I wokeContinue reading “Thwarted dream”

Logging on

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s eldest boy Dennis who works at Biggin Hill Airfield.  He recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful display of second world war aircraft. It was a fine but breezy morning and I had to put aside the chance of a pedal until later as there was quiteContinue reading “Logging on”

Not a lot

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba in a probably vain attempt to stop me complaining about the weather.  Her thermometer is in the shade on the North side of her house, and the picture taken around supper time.  If that was the case here, I would have to move. Continue reading “Not a lot”

Dropscone rescue services required

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Sue and shows the typical Scottish summer weather which she met on a recent cycling tour of the Outer Hebrides with her son. After yesterday’s unremittingly grey day when I was out cycling, it was pleasantly sunny all day today while I was recovering inside fromContinue reading “Dropscone rescue services required”

A step too far

Today’s guest pictures comes from Bruce who lives near the fire station.  He is certainly not going in theeere. I started off on the morning run with Dropscone but had to stop almost before we had started because of an ominous grating sound coming from my back wheel.  When a preliminary investigation failed to locateContinue reading “A step too far”

Back again

Today’s picture shows the sort of thing you can expect to see if you are cycling in Texel in the Netherlands.  Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent, was there on holiday.  The power is being provided by Hannah. Dropscone and I had a pedal too but not on a tandem.  To avoid the danger of racing ourContinue reading “Back again”

Back in the groove

Today’s picture shows a garden in a single flower. Although the sunflowers haven’t turned their faces the way the Mrs Tootlepedal hoped, they are flourishing and proving to be a magnet for the local bee population. We were a bit tired after our trip to London but we managed to sleep well once back inContinue reading “Back in the groove”