A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. It shows a delightful vegetated shingle beach where she took a seaside walk today. We had another day with rain and thunder in the forecast, but happily, there was no sign of either as we cycled off to sing in the church choir in the morning. InContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

Another sock trial

Today’s guest picture comes from Canonbie friend Simon. He took to the northern English fells yesterday and came across this handsome beck near High Cup Nick. Simon was lucky that he went on his walk yesterday because there was a change in the weather today and the hills and towns in our area were coveredContinue reading “Another sock trial”

Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows some fine colour which she encountered on a recent visit to Regents Park in London. When Mrs Tootlepedal looked out of the dining room window after breakfast, she could see a good collection of blackbirds. They had gathered to nibble on cotoneaster berries under theContinue reading “Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)”

Mrs Tootlepedal cuts the mustard

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was able not long ago to have a cup of coffee on the banks of the same canal along which my sister Mary recently walked….with added geese. We had a very tolerable day here with light winds, occasional sunshine and a temperature that made sitting outContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal cuts the mustard”

Not the usual musical evening

Today’s guest picture is another of Paul’s Lake District studies. It shows a relatively new bridge over the River Derwent. The forecast said it would be raining here when we woke up, and the forecast was quite right. After two days without rain, it was a bit sad to be back in what has beenContinue reading “Not the usual musical evening”

Another morning pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Sharon. She was out last night to see the town being painted red. Well, not exactly painted, more all lit up. It was a message called ‘Light it in Red’ . The Buccleuch Centre was illuminated by Centre Stage Theatre to bring attention to the current plight ofContinue reading “Another morning pedal”

Unexpected calm

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent outing. As well as interesting cliffs, she saw a whole field of flax. Between the two inches of rain that fell yesterday and the strong winds that are expected tomorrow, today was a sort of placid buffer zone, grey and occasionally drizzly but cool and calm, notContinue reading “Unexpected calm”

Up and down

Today’s guest picture is another of Paul’s Lake District delights.  Knowing that I like bridges, he sent me this one of a the bridge at Rosthwaite in Borrowdale. We had a chilly day here, but as it was above freezing and dry, we weren’t complaining.  I thought that it was too cold for cycling thoughContinue reading “Up and down”

Going out with a bang

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s visit to Kedlestone Hall.  Looking over the reflective bridge, he could see the hall itself, as this very fine picture shows. We woke to a rather gloomy, occasionally rainy morning but we were able to cycle to church to sing with the choir, although once again,Continue reading “Going out with a bang”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s visit to the low countries.  She found herself on a very straight section of an Amsterdam canal where one can see seven bridges in a row….if one has very good eyesight. It was a still and misty morning when we got up, and when I went to put theContinue reading “Getting the picture”