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All hail

No guest picture today but a garden puzzle instead.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I thought that someone had thrown a bicycle tyre into the garden when we caught a glimpse of this but we were wrong.  609 more words


I didn't mean to do it.

Today’s frightening guest picture comes from a visit to the gardens at Alnwick by my Newcastle correspondent.  What lies behind the gate?  We can only wonder. 609 more words



Today’s guest picture has been postponed in favour of a picture of my old friend Arthur Bell striding across the golf course which he tended, planted and weeded as though it was his own back garden for many years. 654 more words


Test drive

Today’s guest picture comes all the way from California and shows our neighbour Gaye, one of Mrs Tootlepedal’s fellow sopranos from the church choir, having to put up with what looks like some quite annoying sunshine with the Golden Gate Bridge behind her.  562 more words


Four wheels good, two wheels better

Today’s guest picture shows a view of Utrecht taken by my brother after he had climbed 465 steps to get to the top of a very lofty church tower. 574 more words

Cycle Outings

Pounding the streets

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew on his recent visit to Delft.  He remarks that the weather was perfect for ducks.

We had another brilliantly sunny but chilly day today and as we drove over to Lockerbie to catch the train to Edinburgh, the snow covered Lake District Hills and Criffel looked wonderful.  803 more words


Carlisle and back and back again

No guest picture today so the hardy scaffolders who arrived to put up the scaffolding on the end wall in sub zero temperatures take pride of place. 608 more words