A big surprise

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter Annie and shows two of her friends deep in conversation in her Brixton garden. This weekend the Muckletoon* Adventure Festival is in full swing with a cycle hill climb yesterday, mountain bike rides, guided walks and trail running today and 30, 60 and 90 mile cycle sportivesContinue reading “A big surprise”

A bit of everything

Today’s guest picture, shot by my Newcastle correspondent’s husband Mario, shows a small fortune in guano being sat on by guillemots on the Farne Islands. It was a very middling sort of day today after a chilly night.  It was neither too hot nor too cold, there was neither sun nor rain, it didn’t temptContinue reading “A bit of everything”

Another day, anther concert

Talking of wild flowers, today’s guest picture was taken by my daughter Annie in a man made wild flower area in her local park in the middle of London. We got the cold and windy weather today, a day late after some overnight rain, but it was not as bad as it might have beenContinue reading “Another day, anther concert”

Dropscone drops in

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Gavin.  It shows him in front of an enormous hedge in the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh yesterday.  By coincidence, Mrs Tootlepedal and Matilda were there too yesterday but they didn’t meet Gavin. Perhaps they were on the other side of the hedge. I had a wonderful planContinue reading “Dropscone drops in”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from the collection sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin and shows Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire. I got up early and set off up the A7 on the fairly speedy bike in an effort to avoid some forecast showers.  As a plan it worked well as I saw a huge showerContinue reading “A mixed day”

Some calm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to Richmond Park. The road cycling sportive today didn’t offer much in the way of a photographic opportunity as it has a staggered start and the cyclists are soon well spread out so I went out for a short pedal of my own. IContinue reading “Some calm”

I shopped until I drooped

Today’s picture is a fine view from the Lake District enjoyed by my recorder playing friend Jenny recently while on a walk there.  It shows Buttermere. We had another dry, windless, sunny day today.  I didn’t use it for cycling purposes because it was a bad day for my asthma and even without that, IContinue reading “I shopped until I drooped”