Up and down

Today’s guest picture shows more of the endlessly sunny weather that Dropscone is having to put up with in Malta. In fact we too had to put up with some sunny weather here today.  This came as a bit of a shock but the kindly authorities, worried in case we became too excited, took itContinue reading “Up and down”

England under a cloud

Today’s guest picture is the last in the series of my sister Mary’s London park shots.  (I am now out of guest pictures and would welcome contributions from kind readers.) It was another still and misty day when I got up but there was no chance of an early pedal as I had to takeContinue reading “England under a cloud”

Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is hanging around in Brazil focussing on jaguars.  She made a very good job of focussing her camera on this one. We were focussed on the Eskdale Agricultural Show, commonly known as the Cattle Show, for most of the day today.  I started off byContinue reading “Showing up”

A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)

Today’s guest picture shows a fine burst of wild flowers at Threave Gardens.  It was sent to me by my friend Sue, who took some time off from turning her compost to visit this National Trust property not far from Castle Douglas. We had another fine day today but as I had had a ratherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)”

Getting value from a damp day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who has deserted our cool damp weather for the blazing sun in California while she visits her brother who lives there.  She sent me this picture of her children suffering from the heat there and being comforted by their cousin. We had another day of continuous rainContinue reading “Getting value from a damp day”

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”

Over the limit

I apologise for today’s guest picture but it is another from the St Bees Sportive and I have put it in because I paid good money for it so I am going to use it. I also apologise for breaking my own rule about how many pictures I should put in a post.  I wasContinue reading “Over the limit”

With a spring in my step

Today’s guest picture shows what can only be described as a host of golden daffodils.  They were spotted by my sister Mary on a walk through St James’ Park. We enjoyed some perfect weather for the first day of spring here today and on a day when I really should have been cycling all overContinue reading “With a spring in my step”

I do look a day older

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal who had accompanied me on a birthday walk to the top of Warbla. It was my birthday today and it was celebrated in traditional style with a single candle in the middle of my plate of porridge and a small gift of bird seed from my daughter. Continue reading “I do look a day older”

A breath of fresh air

Today’s picture shows London seen from Primrose Hill with a hint of sunshine in the air.  My sister Mary was enjoying a walk.  The rest of the country may be in a bad way but there’s plenty of building going on down there by the look of all the cranes. There was no hint ofContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”