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”

Sedentary occupation

Today’s guest picture is another of Matilda taken a few weeks ago.  This was sent to me by her mother, Clare and is one of my favourites of the many portraits of Matilda already in existence. In recent days I have often had a plan of waking up early, leaping out of bed and goingContinue reading “Sedentary occupation”

Making an exhibition of myself (and others)

Today’s guest picture was sent to me from Edinburgh by Bruce.  He was trying to see what it felt like to be noble by standing on the bridge of the Royal Yacht Britannia. The first business of the day was to go to the Town Hall and hope that everyone who had promised to beContinue reading “Making an exhibition of myself (and others)”


Today’s guest picture is another of the Santander statuary spotted by my brother on his Spanish jaunt last month.  He remarks that the figures look a little put out by the building works. It was a grey and windy day and I took the opportunity to give my legs a rest so while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Flat”

Hanging around

Today’s picture comes from my son Anthony who is on holiday at Mojacar in the south of Spain. The day here started rather gloomily and Mrs Tootlepedal felt she needed her new waterproof coat as she pedalled off to sing in the church choir… …but it didn’t take long for things to brighten up andContinue reading “Hanging around”


Today’s picture is an ox eye daisy from the garden.  It was the nearest thing to a glimpse of the sun here on this mid summer day. Dropscone was away on family business and the weather was gloomy in the extreme so I sensibly decided not to go for a pedal and walked up toContinue reading “Unsprung”

Old History

There is no current significance to this picture but I have put it here as it is two years, more or less to the day, since I started this blog and this was the first picture that appeared.  I note, somewhat sadly considering my present state of health,  that I cycled a hundred miles, includingContinue reading “Old History”


Today’s picture is a third from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the Thames. It shows the magnificent glass house in Kew Gardens. I was going to do a lot of things today – go for a bike ride, mow the lawn, take some nice pictures and who knows what else but in the endContinue reading “Hung”