With a song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows a fine clock which Dropscone saw on his recent visit to Westerham in Kent. I usually like to go for a cycle ride on a Sunday morning while Mrs Tootlepedal goes off to sing in the church choir but there was no chance of an enjoyable pedal today with more windContinue reading “With a song and a smile”

Hopes drifted away

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s collection of views of London’s parks.  This one shows Kenwood at the top of Hampstead Heath. The forecast was for another grey but dry day and I had hopes of getting a cycle ride in but things occurred which postponed this. The first postponement was causedContinue reading “Hopes drifted away”


Today’s guest picture shows a Vulcan bomber, a relic of the cold war, flying over the Ayr air show.  It was taken by Bruce who kindly sent it to me.  We used to see these flying over our heads when we were very young, a visible manifestation of the possible end of the world. ItContinue reading “Exultation”

Good route choice

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Matilda’s father, shows the great lengths that he and Clare go to in order to keep Matilda entertained. We were blessed with another dry day today with occasional sunshine and light winds. After the success of the gentle pedal and walk yesterday, I thought I might be ableContinue reading “Good route choice”

To the point

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my sister Mary, shows my daughter Annie in the act of taking yesterday’s guest picture at Kew gardens.  Self referential or what? The day started with Mrs Tootlepedal getting up at crack of dawn to visit the world’s greatest baby in Edinburgh.  Matilda was very pleased to seeContinue reading “To the point”

Seated again

Today’s guest picture is a shot of camel racing.  My daughter Annie sent it, having come across it, as one does, at a country fair in a south London park.  The things that you see in a big city! Like yesterday, I spent quite a lot of time sitting down again today but unlike yesterday,Continue reading “Seated again”

No icing on the cake

Today’s picture shows some creatures encountered by my daughter Annie when she was out on a cycle ride in London.  These big cities are dangerous places. I just had time to pop along the road to the producers’ market in the Buccleuch Centre and take a few flower pictures for the record before it startedContinue reading “No icing on the cake”

Treacle Thursday

Today’s picture, sent from one of my sister Mary’s morning walks, shows Kenwood House looking very smart with the wrapping taken off . Dropscone appeared for the morning run and rather to my surprise, we were able to go round at a very respectable 15 mph.  This may have had something to do with theContinue reading “Treacle Thursday”