Wednesday, 10 September 2008

My new bike

Posted by Rosie

It was a lovely day here today and with no school for the boys we decided to go on a bike ride along the old railway line (Chemin de feu) near Vire. Well, the other three did as I had no bike. No problem really though, as I sauntered along with the dogs and picked a good haul of elderberries and a few really large juicy blackberries. However, I know the time of not having a bike was drawing to a close so on the way home we called in to the local bike shop ...... and look what I am now the proud owner of:

It's a long time since I have been on a bike and I am not looking forward to the sore backside and aching legs that I will suffer but on the other hand I am looking forward to keeping up with the boys who now hurtle off at great speed.

I also really love the basket on the front and am sure it will serve me well as a repository for all sorts of things the boys do not want to carry and hopefully a whole array of foraged goodies that currently abound in the local hedgerows. As I just said, there are elderberries and blackberries galore and this year I want to collect hazelnuts (if I can get there before the squirrels), rosehips to make syrup and acorns to feed to the pigs. I'd like to forage for mushrooms, as well, but I only ever seem to find old ones past eating. Oh well, it's not as if the veg garden isn't supplying us with more than enough food at the moment.

5 comments :

  1. Lovely bike - I'm sure that you'll have great fun on it. I love cycling and have two of my own.

    Odd though - isn't the make the same name as a certain well known brand of French cigarette?

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  3. I cycled up to the bus stop this afternoon to collect the boys (but did have to walk one steep bit). It was a lot easier coming home mind you!!

    Sue - don't know about the cigarette connection but it would be a bit ironic.

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  4. The well known brand of French cigarette is very close - same spelling but with an S on the end. As far as I can ascertain the brands are nothing to do woth each other - there again I've seen Rosie puffing her way up the hill on her bike !!!!!

    Simon

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