Song cycle

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Exeter.  It is self explanatory. (Just in case it isn’t self explanatory, here is a link.) We had a pretty strong indication from the Met Office that it was going to rain in the afternoon.  This meant that if I wanted a pedal, I wouldContinue reading “Song cycle”


Today’s guest picture was taken by Mike Tinker when he was visiting a zoo in New Zealand.  Neither Mrs Tinker nor Mrs Tootlepedal are flattered in any way. The day started very grey and drizzly and I was more than happy to spend some of the morning sampling Dropscone’s scones with a bit of CumbrianContinue reading “Overshooting”

Steady work

Today’s guest picture shows the Traitor’s Gate at the Tower of London.  My sister Mary took the picture while going down the river by boat for a second visit to Greenwich earlier this month. After yesterday’s picture  totally white font lawn, today was a different kettle of fish altogether. It was the kindest of winterContinue reading “Steady work”

Seeing people, doing stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to the east coast where he visited the picturesque harbour at North Berwick. We had our coldest morning of the year here with the thermometer showing below zero when we got up.  It was dry and sunny though so I was able to walk up toContinue reading “Seeing people, doing stuff”

The Met Office having a laugh

Today’s guest picture is a second look at the Chew Valley Lake by Venetia.  It shows the surface of the water dotted with what she thinks is a vast quantity of coots. We had one of those days today which are politely described as “changeable” but which might more honestly be described as utterly miserable.Continue reading “The Met Office having a laugh”

Home again

The guest pictures for this coming  week are not from guest contributors but from me in my role as guest during the past week.  I only had my phone with me and took few pictures but here is Mauri, Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother, tucking in at her 100th birthday party. We had a splendid week’s holidayContinue reading “Home again”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture, in response to yesterday’s, comes from my South African correspondent Tom and shows that anyone and his niece can be found on the top of Blencathra in the mist.  This was last summer. I had a day that was at once quite busy but also quite peaceful.  It was raining in theContinue reading “A slow day”

A topic of conversation

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s recent birthday trip to Bristol.  He took this interesting picture of the famous Clifton Bridge in unhelpful lighting conditions.  He remarks that the bridge is quite breathtaking.  I agree. There was no discernible difference between the end of January and the beginning of February other than that theContinue reading “A topic of conversation”

Tricky picking

The guest picture of the day comes from my neighbour Liz, who is off in the depths of Northamptonshire and sent me this picture of a rose blooming in December.  We were back to rain again this morning but it was only light and with the temperature at about 10°C, it felt like quite aContinue reading “Tricky picking”

England under a cloud

Today’s guest picture is the last in the series of my sister Mary’s London park shots.  (I am now out of guest pictures and would welcome contributions from kind readers.) It was another still and misty day when I got up but there was no chance of an early pedal as I had to takeContinue reading “England under a cloud”