Sandy’s downfall or a tale of two twits

Today’s guest picture was sent to me from Arran by Bruce where he was attending the wedding of his son.  I think this means that the wedding got the official seal of approval. It was another windless,  sunny but chilly (5°C) morning and I had thought about cycling south down the A7 and A6071 toContinue reading “Sandy’s downfall or a tale of two twits”

Some activity at last

Today’s picture continues the record of the riotous celebrations of Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday.  After yesterday’s birthday porridge, today we saw the official birthday cake.  No expense has been spared. Mrs Tootlepedal would like to thank all those kind commenters who wished her a happy birthday and to tell them that she did indeed have aContinue reading “Some activity at last”

Seeing the light

Today’s picture shows the 13th century Cathedral in Toledo which my brother and his wife visited yesterday by high speed train.  He thought that the journey was well worth while. It was a generally sunny, quite calm day today but as the temperature was only three degrees, I gave up any thoughts of cycling.  MyContinue reading “Seeing the light”

No icing on the cake

Today’s picture shows some creatures encountered by my daughter Annie when she was out on a cycle ride in London.  These big cities are dangerous places. I just had time to pop along the road to the producers’ market in the Buccleuch Centre and take a few flower pictures for the record before it startedContinue reading “No icing on the cake”

Steady progress

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother who has popped down to the south of France to visit her younger daughter and has found a new friend. We woke to a pleasant sunny day only marred by a brisk north wind. The garden was bright enough though and things continue toContinue reading “Steady progress”

Up and down

Today’s guest picture is from an encounter which my daughter Annie had while cycling in Richmond Park with a friend,   The things you see when you live in a city. The day started well here.  After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal was swept up by her instructor and taken off for a driving lesson.  I followed onContinue reading “Up and down”

Smiling and waving

Today’s picture, in the continued absence of a guest photo, shows the sun setting on Whita behind the house this evening. The sun shone pretty well all day which was most welcome.  Well, almost all day, as a particularly sharp shower caught Dropscone in the last few miles of his after breakfast pedal meaning thatContinue reading “Smiling and waving”

Season of mists and mellow frightfulness

Today’s picture shows the view that my neighbours Gavin and Gaye should have been looking at out of their aeroplane window today had they not been laid up at home here in Langholm with the lurgy.  It was taken by their son who lives out there. It was a confusing day as far as theContinue reading “Season of mists and mellow frightfulness”

Slow progress

Today’s picture  (one of mine in the absence of a guest picture) shows the hills round the town putting on their autumn clothing. I took the picture when I was out on my bike this morning.  Owing to a failure of communication, I didn’t go out with Dropscone as he was doing something else.  ThisContinue reading “Slow progress”