Staying upright

Today’s expansive guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. It shows the beach at Aberavon at dusk last week. They promised us sunshine today and we got sunshine today. It was most unsettling. We didn’t just get a little sunshine either, we got sunshine all day. There were two minor matters that affected ourContinue reading “Staying upright”

A good deal of to-ing and fro-ing

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She came across some very colourful fungus on her walk today. With high pressure settled over us, we had another quiet and chilly day here today. There was no sun about and as a result there was no mist either. It was too chilly to make cyclingContinue reading “A good deal of to-ing and fro-ing”

Lace up

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura in Michigan. It shows St. Joseph Lighthouse, St. Joseph, 20 miles from where she lives. Her husband cycles there and back she tells me. It certainly looks worth visiting. We had a day without rain, wind or sun. Meteorologically it was a low scoring dull day. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Lace up”

Singing together apart

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who once again managed to extend her permitted walk as far as Regent’s Park where she found a favourite restful corner to enjoy. It was still grey and drizzly this morning, but the heavy winds of the past two days had eased off a lot and whenContinue reading “Singing together apart”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  She went to the Haynes International Motor museum in Yeovil with her friend Venetia, and her eye was caught by this shiny Morris Oxford 6 saloon from 1930. I got up intending to have a quick breakfast and go cycling but like so manyContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

A drop of the soft stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  It shows the Houses of Parliament which is nominally the seat of our government.  Sadly, we are currently not being governed at all. In a shocking challenge to the established order, it rained today… …but as it only rained for about five minutes and not very hardContinue reading “A drop of the soft stuff”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s sunny visit to Bath. We got up to another grey and miserable morning here although once again it was unseasonably mild. Mrs Tootlepedal is partially recovered but by no means back to full working order.   She is very touched by the good wishes expressed by readersContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

A varied day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  As well as enjoying the delights of Venice lately, she also sampled a beautiful evening at Clapham Junction before she left for the continent It was another day of variable weather but at least the rain was sporadic rather then persistent which was a relief. I startedContinue reading “A varied day”

A social circle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was struck by the elegant simplicity of this device for opening all the windows of a glasshouse near Denholm in one fell swoop. The forecasters tend to look on the gloomy side of things and although we were promised a morning of rain,  thunder and lightning,Continue reading “A social circle”

Messing about with the buttons

Today’s guest picture shows a peacock which was observed by Dropscone on a visit to Leeds Castle in Kent during  his recent holiday. Although there were hints of sunshine offered by the weather forecast for today, they were not forthcoming in actuality and we had a chilly, grey day with a nipping east wind. IContinue reading “Messing about with the buttons”