Not quite what was on the menu

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Wirksworth.  As well as the train to the museum, there was another connection to Derby and Sheffield by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. We had been expecting a very rainy day today but it was surprisingly dry if rather chilly when we got up. The dayContinue reading “Not quite what was on the menu”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture is a second helping of vegetables from our daughter’s allotment.  She is obviously doing a good job there.  Mrs Tootlepedal is very envious of the beetroot. I didn’t have very much time to look at our veg today as it seemed to start to rain as soon as I went out intoContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

The song starts again

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who, while on a motorised meander round the borders, came upon an unusual road sign near Hobkirk. The day started off rather gloomily as far as the weather went but improved hour by hour as it went on. I should have made better use of it thanContinue reading “The song starts again”

Proving the tooth of an old saw

Today’s guest picture shows a little guerilla gardening seen by my sister Susan near her house in London.  It brightened her day up a lot. It was a briskly windy day today so I decided to leave my first cycle ride of September until a later day. I put the day to good use thoughContinue reading “Proving the tooth of an old saw”

Vitamin D overdose

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was visiting the Botanical Gardens in Oxford.  She could see Magdalen College in the distance. We had the third day in a row of welcome sunshine today and flowers and insects greeted it with the same enthusiasm that we did. I am suffering from a littleContinue reading “Vitamin D overdose”

Not quite as fast as Bradley

Today’s guest picture is a splendid collection of bridges over the River Wear at Durham taken by my brother Andrew. The weather lived up to the forecast and was quite a lot less gloomy than recently.  From time to time there was even a glimpse of the sun.  Owing to the Olympic Games I didn’tContinue reading “Not quite as fast as Bradley”

A quick spin and a song

Today’s guest picture shows a picturesque view of the Roxburghe golf course.  It was sent to me by Dropscone, who was organising a two day match play tournament there. The jet stream continues to do fine work in fending off any depressing weather from America and we enjoyed another quiet and dry day today.  ThereContinue reading “A quick spin and a song”

Velosong

Today’s guest picture shows the world’s greatest baby looking amazed at what fun it is to have an aunt to bounce on. I took advantage of a perfect cycling day to nip out for an out and back 50km pedal I (I think that sounds more impressive than a 32 mile pedal) while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Velosong”

Getting a hiding

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on his recent skiing trip.  It was sent to me by my sister Susan because it shows Mt Taranki in NZ under whose imposing slopes she lived for several years. Our unusual spell of dry September weather (the driest for fifty years they say) continued today andContinue reading “Getting a hiding”

A drop of golden sun at last

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother, shows the world’s greatest baby enjoying a very short nap the other day. As is customary on a Friday. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to visit the world’s greatest baby and I was left to my own devices.  There was a little early morning rainContinue reading “A drop of golden sun at last”