The full score

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Haarlem.  It shows a very elegant brewery sign.  He remarks that there were over 100 breweries in Haarlem. The Met Office had been full of gloomy warnings of frost and icy roads for this morning but once again, they were too pessimistic and we hadContinue reading “The full score”

Calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is a very rare thing indeed.  Mrs Tootlepedal was staring out of the kitchen window early in the morning when she saw a bird and took a picture of it.  She used her tablet to take the picture and the bird was a sparrowhawk having its breakfast on the lawn a goodContinue reading “Calm before the storm”


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”

Tootlepedal sings

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was showing a friend, who is very interested in rocks, a fine example of worked stone in Trafalgar Square. It was a dull day as far as the weather went with intermittent drizzle for most of the day and it was a dull day as farContinue reading “Tootlepedal sings”

Me and my girl?

Today’s guest picture once again comes from NZ  but this time not from my neighbour Liz.  It shows Maisie in the garden reading a story to her littler sister Frances.  It was sent to me by Jennie, Maisie’s mother. Here, another cold, grey, windy day easily persuaded me to let Dropscone battle round the morningContinue reading “Me and my girl?”

Just like the old days

Today’s picture shows the sort of weather that you don’t really want when your central heating is dead.  It was what we got. And the wind was gusting up to 40mph from the east.  Naturally I didn’t think of cycling in these conditions so I was very surprised (and impressed) when Dropscone turned up onContinue reading “Just like the old days”

Treacle Friday

Today’s picture shows Guthrie considering something interesting that he and his walker came across today.  They found a set of false teeth on this fence post but in the interests of decency that part of the picture has been censored.  Maybe Guthrie was looking for the tooth fairy. Mrs Tootlepedal was off to work againContinue reading “Treacle Friday”

In the frame

Today’s picture shows a bridge in Christchurch,  NZ, a much battered city.  It came to me from Maisie’s mother by way of Maisie’s grandparent.  I like the comment on the bottom of the picture. It was so wet and windy today that there was no thought of cycling.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to work andContinue reading “In the frame”

Better than it might have been

Today’s picture shows the closest that the Olympic torch got to us.  It was taken yesterday in Gretna by Bruce and the torch bearer is an ex-pupil of his. We were promised rain today and we got rain so once again the morning pedal was abandoned but consolation was at hand in the form ofContinue reading “Better than it might have been”

Mud, sweat and tears

Today’s picture is from the hills above Wellington, NZ.  Needless to say it was sent to me by my very vigorous brother Andrew. It was, as forecast, a sunny but below freezing start to the day.  Strangely, once again the pavements were ice free and I was able to go and get some milk fromContinue reading “Mud, sweat and tears”