Showing off

Today’s guest picture shows William and Sara, two happy prize winners at the Eskdale show today and comes thanks to modern technology from the phone of their mother Liz via her husband’s phone and then on to me by email.  Who knows how many miles the dots have travelled to bring me a picture takenContinue reading “Showing off”

Deflated

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal who was visiting the world’s greatest baby in Edinburgh.  Matilda is puzzling out the convoluted constitutional matters that have arisen since the referendum. It was a breezy morning so I suggested to Dropscone, when he arrived after breakfast, that we should go round the more sheltered traditional morningContinue reading “Deflated”

A step too far

Today’s guest pictures comes from Bruce who lives near the fire station.  He is certainly not going in theeere. I started off on the morning run with Dropscone but had to stop almost before we had started because of an ominous grating sound coming from my back wheel.  When a preliminary investigation failed to locateContinue reading “A step too far”

Dumped

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Tuckamoredew, the fearless sub-zero Canadian cyclist aka Keith.  He spotted these mud nests on the underside of a bridge as he passed.  I have cruelly cropped his picture so I hope he forgives me. Dropscone and I had another fine day for our morning pedal butContinue reading “Dumped”

A bit of everything

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my daughter Annie, who has been in Devon.  It just goes to show, she says, that they have gates down there too. Since it was both  a pleasant day and a Sunday, I took the speedy bike out for a spin up the main road to theContinue reading “A bit of everything”

Slow progress

No guest picture again today but a big welcome to the first siskin in the garden for several weeks instead. It was mild yet again with gentle winds today, perfect for cycling and mowing the lawn and so I went cycling and mowed the lawn.  Everything in the garden was literally lovely and the onlyContinue reading “Slow progress”

Dashing off in all directions

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was visiting the Olympic Park in east London.  It has been revamped as a public park after the Olympics.  I really liked this picture because you often see implausibly delightful realisations by architects of what their groundworks will look like but in this case, the realityContinue reading “Dashing off in all directions”

Raining and singing (but not in the rain)

Today’s guest picture was taken by my daughter Annie and shows some old gentleman or other in the garden on a wet day at Dalemain in Cumbria. Our daughter was visiting for a couple of days so naturally the rain clouds set in and it was a miserable morning.  A quick check on the weatherContinue reading “Raining and singing (but not in the rain)”

In and out

Today’s picture is another of a really splendid set of Lake District pictures that my brother sent to me after his recent trip.  This shows Buttermere village taken from a hill that he was coming down. My longest excursion of the day was a walk up to the town to visit the exhibition of ‘artContinue reading “In and out”

Steamed up

Today’s picture was taken especially for the blog by my brother as he pedalled along the Erewash Canal in Nottinghamshire.  Very nice it is too. Dropscone and I enjoyed a pedal ourselves this morning.  It was a lot cooler than it has been lately but the  absence of any wind made it very pleasant asContinue reading “Steamed up”