Better things to come

Today’s guest picture shows that Mary Jo has not been wasting her entire time in London going to concerts and seeing the sights.  She has looked at interesting things as well. We had another grey, cold and windy day today.  To be fair, it has been pretty dry recently and if it hadn’t been forContinue reading “Better things to come”

More walking, more croaking

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has visited Chatsworth.  I am going to live in a place like that when I grow up. We had another fine and sunny day today but once again my stubborn cold refused to give up its grip on me so instead of cycling, I settled forContinue reading “More walking, more croaking”

Plan B

Today’s guest picture is a very fine harpsichord, built in 1999 after one built by one of the Ruckers family of Flemish harpsichord makers of the late 16th and early 17th C.  My sister Susan heard it played at a concert recently.  Lucky her. This was the last day of our very warm and dryContinue reading “Plan B”

Marching orders

Today’s guest picture, taken by my brother, shows Mr Grumpy’s Dutch cousin spotted in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. I had a quiet but entertaining morning, While Mrs Tootlepedal went off to a church choir practice, I stayed in in case I was need for any building consultations .  It turned that there was no needContinue reading “Marching orders”

Hill test

Today’s guest picture is a fine mossy roof spotted by my daughter on her recent jaunt to Hampshire. The forecasters had promised us a sunny day but there was little chance of a suntan and a reasonable chance of getting wet  in the morning.  I timed my visit to our corner shop with such precisionContinue reading “Hill test”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who was visiting Hawick today.  It shows his terrier Guthrie posing in front of the statue of Jimmy Guthrie, the celebrated racing motor cyclist.  Bruce thought that this juxtaposition might appeal to me and he was right. On the instructions of my legs, IContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Jam tomorrow

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother when he and his wife arrived in Dresden.    As he remarks, it is a horseless carriage….or landau in this case. The weather continued warm and humid today and I got up ready to pedal but took a great deal of time actually to get into a pedallingContinue reading “Jam tomorrow”

Jam today

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the Elbe from the TGV between Prague and Dresden as seen by my brother and his wife on their travels last week. After two long trips over the last two days, I only had four short trips today. The first trip was  by car up to the MoorlandContinue reading “Jam today”


Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s trip to Brighton.  It shows that a trip to the end of Brighton pier would end with very wet feet. We had a miserable day of weather here, raining when we got up and still raining even harder when I write this in the evening.  IContinue reading “Trapped”


Today’s guest picture is another from Zyriacus, showing a fine view of his local river. The weather gods had really decided to stick the boot in today to punish me for leaving my work on the toast until the last minute.  Instead of some nice grey drizzle, the morning was aburst with sunlight on everyContinue reading “Torment”