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)”

Three journeys

Today’s guest picture shows a newspaper headline spotted in Hull by my friend Bruce, who is on a tour of interesting places in England.  He remarks that it is not a headline that he has seen before.  I remark that it must be hard to keep a flying goldfish in a bowl. It was aContinue reading “Three journeys”

My knee is the root of all evil

Today’s guest picture is a detail of a very decorative ceiling seen by my sister Susan whose own blog has a series of very interesting visits recorded on it. As a result of applying a rare quantity of good sense to my back as well as a bit of self massage and some heat, itContinue reading “My knee is the root of all evil”

Waiting for the man

Today’s guest picture shows the delightful town of Rye.  It is a town which used to be a port and is now several miles from the English Channel coast.  It was sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin. I couldn’t go for a morning pedal with Dropscone today as Mrs Tootlepedal and I were waitingContinue reading “Waiting for the man”

Sandra and Jim come up trumps

Today’s guest picture, from my sister Mary’s camera, shows some very smart chaps going to defend the Queen from something or other. It was a grey and dull day when we got up, not much good for photographs but excellent, as it turned out, for cycling.  The temperature was very comfortable and the wind wasContinue reading “Sandra and Jim come up trumps”

The Wizard of Oz

Today’s picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  It has been very hot indeed in London and it looks as though the majority of the population of that great city were out dangling their toes in the water at Parliament Hill Fields on Sunday. I didn’t have time to dangle anything this morningContinue reading “The Wizard of Oz”

A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).

Today’s picture is an improved view, taken by my sister Mary during a walk in better weather, of the magnolia at Kenwood. We had yet another dry day here too but in contrast to yesterday, the sun didn’t make it through the clouds apart from an hour or so in the morning.  We are inContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).”