A happy ending

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister Liz and shows the beach at Cromer in Norfolk which she visited last month while on a walking holiday. Very stiff winds put all thoughts of an early morning pedal out of my mind and I did a little shopping instead and then had the pleasure of eatingContinue reading “A happy ending”

Scattered showers

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my son Tony on the occasion of his partner Marianne’s birthday, shows her birthday cake.  I would have a hard time trying to cut a slice out of such a good copy of one of their dogs. It was one of those days today.  It was fine inContinue reading “Scattered showers”

I nearly did two or three things today

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, an old friend of my sister Mary, who recently went on a nature and photography course in the Highlands and has kindly let me see some of her excellent results. After yesterday’s adventurous walks round Edinburgh, I had a thoroughly domestic day today.  Mrs Tootlepedal left shortly after breakfastContinue reading “I nearly did two or three things today”

A step too far

Today’s guest pictures comes from Bruce who lives near the fire station.  He is certainly not going in theeere. I started off on the morning run with Dropscone but had to stop almost before we had started because of an ominous grating sound coming from my back wheel.  When a preliminary investigation failed to locateContinue reading “A step too far”

Assisted resting

Today’s guest picture is a colourful train which my friend Bruce and his wife caught when on their recent holiday in the south.  It went from Newquay to Par (and back). I had a day of rest today. Mrs Tootlepedal achieved a bird in the hand… …but not quite in the way that she wished. Continue reading “Assisted resting”

More like it

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent and she tells me that it shows her daughter both celebrating ‘wrong trousers’ day and supporting the Dutch football team in the World Cup at the same time .  She is supporting the Dutch team because she is half Dutch and if you askContinue reading “More like it”

Free at last

Today’s guest picture is another from my three sisters’ recent trip to Bath.  Sent by my sister Mary, it shows the Saxon church at Bradford on Avon.  It seems a bit short of windows. We had some decent weather today so in spite of my cold being much the same as ever, I decided toContinue reading “Free at last”

Slow progress

Today’s picture  (one of mine in the absence of a guest picture) shows the hills round the town putting on their autumn clothing. I took the picture when I was out on my bike this morning.  Owing to a failure of communication, I didn’t go out with Dropscone as he was doing something else.  ThisContinue reading “Slow progress”

Listening to my ankle

Today’s picture, taken by my brother Andrew, shows the oddly named and oddly shaped hill, Thorpe Cloud I had hoped to test drive my new cycling glasses today and after a good night’s sleep,  the weather was pleasant enough to have made this a possibility but, for once, good sense came into the picture.  GoodContinue reading “Listening to my ankle”