Friday, June 22, 2012

Rainforest Cafe and Hamleys

In London at the Rainforest Cafe for lunch then a trip to Hamleys for toy hunting. What great fun for all ages.

My bike ride

My new bike, almost fully loaded, just need a rack on the back and a few accessories. It is parked on the bridge on my usual trial run on a lovely summers day. What was particularly memorable about this ride was across the road beyond this bridge there is public access to the MoD training land. As I was on my way back I heard gunfire at close range and I wondered it I had gone into far or they were just too close for comfort. Anyway, it will last in my memory as one of amusement and initial horror of being on the battle field.

Monday, June 11, 2012

My new bike

Apollo Etienne Hybrid Bike 16"
Picture from Halfords website.
I have a new bike. This is it, not a great picture, I will get one of my own later. 

Bikes that I have had in the past are wide and varied but more recently I have been interested in the hybrid bike with a step-through frame and a skirt guard so that I can wear what I like without it being caught up in the chain. Normally I would go for a mountain bike, with its suspension, quick release wheels etc, more sophisticated in its technology but I found I did not use it to its full potential so switched to the hybrid.

So far I love it. Easy to ride, nice to be sitting up instead of hunched over but it is a very different ride. Without the suspension it makes for a hard ride on trails but it is far superior on the roads. 

I intend to accessorise it with a front basket, panniers, but that is all it needs, it has a bell, mudguards, I already have tools and a pump. 

I want the nice weather to come out so that I can take it on long jaunts and once my girls can ride their bikes go out for a cycling picnic treat.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

It is very exciting to see a Diamond Jubilee, this jubilee is my second, the last picture of me at a jubilee street party was of me as a baby.

As per the usual British weather, it is dreary. The start of the week has been very hot, hot, hot, hot but come the holiday time and half term break it changes to cloud and now rain. But this does not drop the enthusiasm for a British celebration, not for one such as this. Get your brollies out and rain coats and enjoy it all.

Jubilee breakfast

Breakfast today.
Photo: Picnic
Jubilee picnic in the park

Photo: Picnic with grandma

Picnic in the park yesterday, the weather was lovely and so was the show.