Taking an opportunity

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent trip to Huntingdon and shows the old bridge across the River Ouse there. My cycling mileage for July has been negligible so my plan was to take advantage of a reasonable forecast for the morning and the fact that I had nothing on my calendar toContinue reading “Taking an opportunity”

A sight for sore eyes

Today’s guest picture was not taken by a guest but by me when I was a guest in someone else’s garden this evening. It was gloomy and damp when we got up but at least the wind had dropped so it felt warmer than the 11 degrees on the thermometer indicated. The weather wasn’t muchContinue reading “A sight for sore eyes”

Making the best of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has just visited Melbourne on his way to New Zealand.  He met Gog and Magog, two striking fellows, there. The casting of a magic incantation using my physiotherapist’s name had proved to be singularly ineffective so I decided to stop sitting around moaning and start toContinue reading “Making the best of it”

Another go at resting

Today’s guest picture shows William and Sara, who are being looked after by their grandparents Mike and Alison, enjoying a visit to Hermitage Castle.  It was almost as much fun as frog hunting. As I spent most of it sitting down, working hard at some serious resting in an effort to chase away the hipContinue reading “Another go at resting”

Just a little bit further

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother, shows Matilda settling down at home after having sampled all the excitements of Langholm Common Riding. We had another lovely sunny day today and with a drop in the temperature from roasting to merely hot, it was just about perfect.   We were up quite early andContinue reading “Just a little bit further”

Two outings

Today’s guest picture, which was sent to me by yesterday’s visitor Dylan, shows his sister Tash’s pet dragon.  It may not look much now but just wait a couple of years and stand back when it learns to breath fire. A sunny morning warmed our aged bones as Dropscone and I headed out to GairContinue reading “Two outings”

Slow progress

No guest picture again today but a big welcome to the first siskin in the garden for several weeks instead. It was mild yet again with gentle winds today, perfect for cycling and mowing the lawn and so I went cycling and mowed the lawn.  Everything in the garden was literally lovely and the onlyContinue reading “Slow progress”

End of season fun

No guest picture today as a portrait of a mother and daughter takes pride of place. After a late breakfast, I sneaked out for a pedal before Granny got up.  I was feeling rather tired and was pleased not to be trying to keep up with Dropscone but I hadn’t gone far before I metContinue reading “End of season fun”

A distressing occurrence

Today’s picture, from a recent album of my brother Andrew, shows the village of Hartington in the Derbyshire Peak District complete with duckpond. I finally ground to a halt today after a good spell of cycling and gardening and in spite of another fine day, ideal for pedalling, I had little option but to sitContinue reading “A distressing occurrence”