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Birthday absence

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa and shows the cycle route followed by Langholm exile, Tom. I wonder if he stops before he gets to the mountains. 626 more words


Angry Birds, Archivist Birds

You know about Angry Birds. How about archivist birds? “Archaeologists restoring a cathedral in Zvenigorod, an old town 40 miles west of Moscow, recently stumbled upon stacks of centuries-old documents hoarded by an unexpected breed of collectors: birds. 60 more words

Other Things I Think Are Cool

Q&A: Which is the best compression app?

Q My Mac currently only has Stuffit Expander installed, so I cannot compress files into archives. Which compression utility do you suggest that I use? … 199 more words


A sedentary day

Today’s guest picture is another watery one from my brother’s visit to Manchester.  This one  is of Salford and shows Media City on the far bank, northern home of the BBC and ITV. 514 more words


With a song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows a fine clock which Dropscone saw on his recent visit to Westerham in Kent.

I usually like to go for a cycle ride on a Sunday morning while Mrs Tootlepedal goes off to sing in the church choir but there was no chance of an enjoyable pedal today with more wind and rain in plentiful supply.  506 more words


Rain later

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who went out today for a wet walk today with a walking group.  He took this picture of a bridge over the River Dove at Ellastone and remarks that you can see from the antics of some of them, that being soaked hadn’t dampened their sense of fun! 484 more words


Not such a big gale (Abigail)

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Manchester by my brother Andrew last month.  It shows (from left to right) a trendy bar, a canal lock and an elevated tram station. 1,142 more words