Uphill work

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Wetherby. This post has double the usual amount of pictures for reasons that will become apparent for those with the time and energy to slog through them.  If you make an excuse and leave now, I will quite understand. Our spell of good weather continuesContinue reading “Uphill work”

Langholm’s Great Day

No guest picture today but instead, a picture of my guests; Matilda flanked by her mother and father and outflanked by her granny and grandfather. In the absence of Mrs Tootlepedal, who is still visiting her mother, I was the chief cook and bottle washer of the party and as a result I was notContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day”

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”

A day of different shades

The ‘London Trip’ picture for today is a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic park.  It is now chiefly a football ground and was a disappointment to me as I expected something more imposing. I have not much to say about the morning as it was a sad time.  My older son TonyContinue reading “A day of different shades”

Hanging up and riding out

Today’s guest picture comes from the sister of the Canadian lady, Lucie, who sent me a fine picture of a bison. Jennifer, the sister, lives in the Highlands of Scotland and sent me this picture of a view from Feabuie woods near Culloden Battlefield, across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle. We could haveContinue reading “Hanging up and riding out”

Berry pickers

Today’s guest picture is the last from my brother’s visit to to our area.  On his way home, he and Justin stopped at the Bowes Museum. I was worried that I might have missed my chance to cut the grass thanks to spending a day pedalling about yesterday but I needn’t have worried as itContinue reading “Berry pickers”

Langholm’s Great Day

An appropriate guest picture for today was sent to me by Edward Winter from Sheffield.  He tells me,”It shows the cup the late John Edward (Ted) Dunglinson won for his victory at Langholm in the 1963 All Weights Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling competition.  Ted was my mother’s cousin but to me, he was always andContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day”

On a roll

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary,  shows a lovely view of the Thames at Richmond.  The sharp-eyed may see the inevitable low flying aircraft in the sky and wonder that people are pushing for an extension to Heathrow which would mean even more of these disturbers of the peace above Londoners’ heads. AsContinue reading “On a roll”

King of the castle

Today’s guest picture is the town hall of Ripon.  My brother, who was visiting,  was much taken with the inscription. We had a day of pleasantly cool but sunny weather today and if I hadn’t had quite a strenuous pedal yesterday, I would have been out on my bike.  As it was, I spent aContinue reading “King of the castle”

No wonder he’s grumpy

Today’s guest picture is a Spanish bench.  Dropscone doesn’t reveal whether he actually sat on it or merely photographed it during his recent holiday in Majorca. There was no sitting around for me today after breakfast as I was anxious to get a short pedal in before the wind got too frisky.  It was briskContinue reading “No wonder he’s grumpy”