Pipped by the hip again

Today’s guest picture is another sent by a proud Langholm grandfather.  It shows Eleanor, daughter of a Langholm exile, forced to labour in her garden in California and beaten down by a pitiless sun.  Luckily she is wearing her mother’s hat.  Gavin sent me this. The day started well as Dropscone and I were accompaniedContinue reading “Pipped by the hip again”


Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who obviously feels that there are not enough pictures of grandchildren of exiled Langholm folk on the blog.  This is his grandson Sam from Sheffield. It was a Sunday that started unpromisingly but got better as the day went on. I had hoped toContinue reading “Uplifting”

Waiting for the man

Today’s guest picture shows the delightful town of Rye.  It is a town which used to be a port and is now several miles from the English Channel coast.  It was sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin. I couldn’t go for a morning pedal with Dropscone today as Mrs Tootlepedal and I were waitingContinue reading “Waiting for the man”

Things going swimmingly

Today’s picture is of a very chubby baby siskin. The morning was cloudy with a hint of sun but the northerly winds were back so it was decidedly chilly for the time of year.  Dropscone arrived and we had another pedal where I peeled off after a while and left him to get on withContinue reading “Things going swimmingly”