Unusual weather event

Today’s guest picture, from my sister Mary, shows Mrs Tootlepedal and Pat on a Christmas walk last week. It was raining again when we got up so I had breakfast and sensibly went back to bed again.  I rose gracefully from my resting place just in time for a cup of coffee, kindly provided byContinue reading “Unusual weather event”

A proper Sunday morning

Today’s guest picture shows a Turkish bath in Leamington Spa.  My brother saw it on a recent visit.  The designers in 1840 certainly tried to make it look ‘Turkish’. Our brief spell of pleasant weather continued today and it was bright and sunny when I went up to fill the Moorland bird feeders after breakfast. Continue reading “A proper Sunday morning”

A full day

Today’s guest picture is a seasonal one sent to me by Gavin and taken on Beaver Mountain in the USA by his son or daughter-in-law who are skiing there. We had a wonderful Christmas day with wall to wall sunshine and a much reduced wind.  Inside the house all was good as well with MrsContinue reading “A full day”

Some activity at last

Today’s picture continues the record of the riotous celebrations of Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday.  After yesterday’s birthday porridge, today we saw the official birthday cake.  No expense has been spared. Mrs Tootlepedal would like to thank all those kind commenters who wished her a happy birthday and to tell them that she did indeed have aContinue reading “Some activity at last”

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”

Water, water

Today’s unlikely picture is from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.  If necessary, click on it to get the bigger picture. I spent a little time considering my own footwear this morning but eventually settled on my cycling shoes to go with the rest of the cycling gear which I was wearing.  I then spent quite aContinue reading “Water, water”

Peckish

Today’s picture was sent to me by Dropscone who was officiating at the Scottish Boys Golf Championships last week when rain stopped play.  I assume that there was no hint of lightning about. If there had been any play here today, rain would have stopped that too as it was quite wet in the morning. Continue reading “Peckish”

I can get that satisfaction

Today’s picture, sent by my brother, shows my siblings having a riotous time at Somerset House. From left to right, Susan, Andrew, Mary and Caroline. Today started well when I woke up early, got up early and got out on the bike fairly early.  I followed a route which took me round the first half ofContinue reading “I can get that satisfaction”

A varied day

Today’s picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows a very curious animal in Regent’s Park. I had to get up early today. It wasn’t to go cycling though.  I had to take the keyboard back to Canonbie school so that it was ready for their Monday music lessons.  My daughter came with me for company. Continue reading “A varied day”

A welcome visitor

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Mary, shows the celebrated rose garden in Regent’s Park, London. After a spell when the winds have not been too bad, today saw a return of the 30  mph gusts.  I wanted to do ten miles to bring my monthly total up to 400 miles which isContinue reading “A welcome visitor”