The world turned upside down

Today’s picture gives a snapshot of the day. Dropscone rang to see what I thought about the morning run.  There was a touch of blue sky and I was positive.  By the time he arrived, it was chucking it down and blowing hard to boot.  I was negative.  He had bought scones and I hadContinue reading “The world turned upside down”

A day of good things

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Susan shows a very rural looking bus stop which is in fact in the middle of London. The planets stood still in their course this morning, as Dropscone appeared for the morning pedal.  The reason?  We went on a different route.  Yesterday’s ride along roads coated withContinue reading “A day of good things”

A full day

Today’s picture shows Glastonbury Tor.  It is another from the camera of my sister Mary, who was there recently. It was another warm and pleasant day today and Dropscone was back from his golfing work so we set off round the morning run in good spirits.  My spirits were raised by the fact that IContinue reading “A full day”

A bridge not far enough

Today’s picture shows the good effect that closing a bridge has on the traffic on a main road from a cyclist’s point of view. Dropscone was off rating a golf course and Mrs Tootlepedal had gone to work again so I had the day to myself from a cycling point of view.  The forecast hadContinue reading “A bridge not far enough”

Up and away

Today’s picture is from Dropsocne.  He had to get up early to go to a golf competition yesterday (organising, not playing) and he caught this sunrise on the way to Kelso. He got up quite early again today and came round on his bike ready for the customary pedal.  I am still using the slowContinue reading “Up and away”

No show

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal’s  marrow which would have been on display at the Langholm Show in the heaviest marrow class, if the show had not been cancelled. When we woke up, the rain was lashing down and the cancellation of the show looked like a good decision.  By ten o’clock though, the rain had Continue reading “No show”

Back to the usual routine

Today’s picture is of our end to end cycling guests. They will appear on the cycling page but they get a special mention here as they are spending their honeymoon cycling 1000 miles together.  They remained very cheerful in spite of the wet weather. Dropscone and I felt quite cheerful in spite of the rainContinue reading “Back to the usual routine”

A turn for the worse

Today’s picture is a marigold in default of any new life in the garden. The darkness of the background gives an impression of the gloominess of the day.  We had been promised a good start to the week but it rained on and off during the morning and the early part of the afternoon too. Continue reading “A turn for the worse”

And a good judge too

Today’s picture shows a final burst of activity from a side shoot of a campanula. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the morning in Newcastleton judging the needlework classes in the Holm Show. It was pretty wet and horrible so I stayed at home and did the bank holiday competition crossword for want of anything better to do.Continue reading “And a good judge too”

No rain all day

Today’s picture is of a patriotic thistle with insect A sunny morning greeted me on waking and I spent the first part of it after breakfast going round the morning ride, still by myself in the continued absence of Dropscone. Although there was a welcome lack of rain, it was a rather chilly day (14º)Continue reading “No rain all day”