Today’s picture shows the new floor laid in the B & B bathroom. It hasn’t been laid with wood. This is one of those very clever surfaces that look realistic but are easy to clean. Dropscone went off to play golf again today so there was no pressure on me to do a morning pedal.Continue reading “Floored”


Today’s picture is of fellow blogger, Gavin who came to visit this afternoon. As you can see from the picture above, the weather was a lot better today. Although it remained fairly windy, you were not afraid to walk underneath a tree or a chimney pot. These sparrows, seen just after breakfast show the improvementContinue reading “Pointless”

Cracking walnuts

Today’s picture is of George. He is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in what can only be described as inhospitable conditions. He told me that he was looking forward to the challenge of cycling to Edinburgh today. I was speechless (for once). He was a bit under-equipped for the weather so I lentContinue reading “Cracking walnuts”

Calm before the storm

Today’s picture, which shows the sort of fun you can have in a Munich park if you happen to have your wetsuit with you, was sent to me by my friend Nancy who has just been there on an Art Club trip. The heavy rain, which had caused our end wall to leak, eased offContinue reading “Calm before the storm”

Hard times

Today’s picture is a grand tub of well sieved home made compost. What could be more satisfying? I was a bit tired when I woke up and the wind was blowing hard enough to rattle the windows so I rang up Dropscone and chickened out of the morning pedal. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to workContinue reading “Hard times”

More than one visitor

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal pricking out some nicotiana. They will smell gorgeous in the summer. The day started for me with a bit of a shock. When I went into the boiler room to open the back door and sniff the air, I found a broken jar smashed on the floor and a packetsContinue reading “More than one visitor”

Getting the best out of the day

Today’s picture is a blue tit on the bird feeder A look at the weather forecast last night had told me that an early start to any bicycling round Langholm today would be a good idea. This proved to be correct and an 8.30 start got me round the morning run before a persistent drizzleContinue reading “Getting the best out of the day”

Panic attack

Today’s picture is an allium. Mrs Tootlepdal suffered from severe allium envy when she read recently of a gardenĀ  that had hundreds of alliums in it. I say that it is quality that counts not quantity. I had an entertaining time for a while this morning watching modern parenting skills in action. First, the childContinue reading “Panic attack”

Just ducky

I have two pictures of the day today because I couldn’t choose between them. They are both so fine that I am going to give the a bigger size than usual. The first is a picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Switzerland. ..and the second is from even further afield. Joyce has sentContinue reading “Just ducky”