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”

Top dog

Today’s picture comes from Bruce.  He took a picture of his terrier and it came out like this with (honestly) no editing.  I’ve heard of red eye but this is ridiculous. Although it was very windy when we got up, it wasn’t raining and the end wall didn’t require any mopping up which was aContinue reading “Top dog”

Hawkish behaviour

Today’s picture shows the rather brilliant moon that greeted me when I looked out of the window as I got up. It was a lovely day with little or no wind but sadly with the temperature dangling in that dangerous area around 2° which makes it seem possible to go out but also all tooContinue reading “Hawkish behaviour”

The calm after the storm

Today’s picture, sent to me by my daughter Annie, shows the London skyline at sunset. I think she said that it is Millbank  in which case it is home to, among others, the Ubuntu Project, a fine bunch of people. We went to bed with dire warnings of frost and ice and woke up toContinue reading “The calm after the storm”