At last a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who is back from Wales.  She found herself looking across the Thames and reflecting on how enormous the new buildings in London are when compared to the Tower of London which can be seen cowering on the extreme right of her shot. We had another dry dayContinue reading “At last a tootle”

Round the world in an hour and a half

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  On his way back from his Welsh outing, he visited Nantwich and had a cup of coffee in this wonderful building next to the Crown Hotel.  As everyone knows, the present Crown Hotel was built on the site of an earlier inn of the same name, destroyed inContinue reading “Round the world in an hour and a half”

Just a little bit more

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony who has been having wonderful weather lately on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Our day started brightly…. …after another frosty morning but as the day went on, the clouds came over. Dropscone dropped in for coffee, bringing treacle scones with him.  He is very excitedContinue reading “Just a little bit more”

A spring in the step

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has gone to Wales for a jaunt and on his way, he stopped at the ancient city of Chester. I started the day by selling some postcards to the paper shop to help Archive Group funds and then visited the data miners in the new ArchiveContinue reading “A spring in the step”

Back on the road again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who took a trip to Greenwich Park and enjoyed the view on a sunny day. I started the day with a visit to Dropscone to return his hat and gloves which he had left behind after coffee yesterday and then pedalled on to the producers’ market inContinue reading “Back on the road again”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who enjoyed the view at Buttermere on her recent flying visit to the Lake District. Our fine weather continued unabated today and there were gardening and cycling opportunities as a result.  Mrs Tootlepedal seized the gardening opportunities with both hands (and a trowel)  while I rather letContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Checking out the new bike

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s trip to France.  She met this emerging monster in the Japanese garden of Toulouse. Our spell of good weather continues.  We find it a bit unnerving but it is very welcome. I couldn’t make the best of a fine morning though as I was in duty on theContinue reading “Checking out the new bike”

A sunny Sunday

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has returned from Spain and found this fine windmill at Lytham in Lancashire. A spell of good weather has crept up on us surreptitiously.  It has gone gradually from being cold and grey to generally warm and fine.  It has been raining in the night butContinue reading “A sunny Sunday”

The bells weren’t ringing for me and my gal

Today’s guest picture shows a rather more ornate bench than our new one.  Venetia sent the picture to me but couldn’t say what it was like to sit on the bench as it is too tall for her to get up  on to.  A triumph of art over practicality. The short spell of good weatherContinue reading “The bells weren’t ringing for me and my gal”

Expert advice

Our friend Gavin must have been in Yorkshire today as he sent me this shot of the breakaway in the Tour de Yorkshire going through Leyburn for my guest picture. The promised better weather arrived today but it took its time and didn’t really arrive until the afternoon. As a result, I cycled along theContinue reading “Expert advice”