A spring in our step

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who found this very unexpected thistle pie while out on a walk.  He may have had a hand in its creation.  The things that people do during lockdown. (He says that the recipe for the pie can be found at http://www.thistlehurtyour hand.com.) The weather changed this morningContinue reading “A spring in our step”

Some automatic watering at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who while having a cup of coffee with my sister Mary beside the canal at King’s Place, was entertained by two swans. We spent a lot of the day waiting for it to rain.  It is very rare to find Mrs Tootlepedal roaming the garden saying, “ComeContinue reading “Some automatic watering at last”

Carpe Diem (almost)

Today’s guest picture is a pair of damselflies in Venetia’s Somerset garden.  I never see dragon or damselflies in our garden.  It is most frustrating. Matilda has been a little poorly of late so Mrs Tootlepedal went up to Edinburgh today by an early train to lend a moral support (and a helping hand). ThisContinue reading “Carpe Diem (almost)”

Wandering

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Rye.  It speaks for itself.  Simple. I had to speak to myself today because Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to commune with TWGSP.  My conversation with myself touched on cycling but when Dropscone rang up to say that the morning run had takenContinue reading “Wandering”

Sedentary occupation

Today’s guest picture is another of Matilda taken a few weeks ago.  This was sent to me by her mother, Clare and is one of my favourites of the many portraits of Matilda already in existence. In recent days I have often had a plan of waking up early, leaping out of bed and goingContinue reading “Sedentary occupation”

Carpeted

Today’s striking guest picture shows Bilbao.  My brother Andrew paid it a flying visit a few days ago. I was enjoying a day of rest today, having exceeded my cycling target for the month by some 90 miles.  This resolve was assisted by some very grey and dreary weather which persisted all day. It wasContinue reading “Carpeted”