Thursday, 31 March 2011

Oh well..

Bit disappointed as the pannier rack I ordered for my poppy does not fit. So I'm sending it (and the basil panniers) back tomorrow. My basket should be here by the weekend but it is quite small, won't be able to fit much in it. Contemplating the 30daysofbikeriding challenge ! It starts tomorrow. Haven't been on the bike for a few days. It was gale force winds here today so I can't wait to get back in the saddle. So, feeling a little down. It doesn't help that I stayed up til 3.15am to read the last 400 pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Couldn't put it down. Fantastic book. So now I must sleep.

Monday, 28 March 2011


Wow I'm feeling pretty low lately. :( All to do with work issues. Hoping I get a different job soon. Still managing to get out on the poppy most days. Got a rear rack, some pretty basil pannier bags

and a lock coming tomorrow and Sean is buying me a wicker basket

for the front as my moms day pressie. So I will finally be able to start going shopping on my beautiful bicycle. I'm quite smitten with my bike lol. I had been saving hard and I knew a pashley princess sovereign was too expensive so I got what I considered to be the next best thing - a pastel blue Pashley poppy. After applying for yet another job last week, I was thinking about the fact that the company I was applying to was a member of the Cycle To Work scheme. My first thought was if I got that job I would sell my poppy and upgrade to a pps. Then I realised how attached I had become to my poppy. Yes the princess sovereign is a gorgeous bicycle. But so is my poppy ! I realised I no longer thought of her as second best. She looks soooo cool. And once the accessories are on she will be able to do all the jobs I ask of her. She's a bit like me, weird and wonderful. I couldn't have found a better match. Didn't think I had fallen in love with this bike of mine, but I have. And I finally found her name. Bonnie Lass. BlogPress !

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Beautiful things...

I'm drooling over beautiful bike accessories ! Unfortunately I am not in a position to buy any for at least another month. Bobbins bicycles have some gorgeous bits n pieces. Pannier bags, saddle covers, retro lights.

So I'll just have to start saving my pennies up. A lot ! Also seen some funky stuff from Knog, like bike locks, gloves, lights.

Coooooolllll !!!! For some reason, that I do not know, I bought a hideous White flowery helmet

but immediately saw sense and ordered a met camaleonte in pale blue.

Taking the flowery one back for a refund . I honestly don't know what I was thinking. Also still dithering over which basket to buy. Pashley do a small one for the poppy but it's not a quick release one. Then of course I also need a chrome pannier rack, a kickstand .... Must keep listing on eBay, need money to buy beautiful things for my beautiful bicycle !

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Wahoooooo !

Here she is !

My very own beautiful Pashley Poppy. She arrived yesterday and I have just had my first run out this morning. 27 years since I last rode a bicycle. It was scary, exhilarating and amazing. I only did about a mile and a half. My legs are like jelly and my heart was bouncing out my chest but it was great ! Since I am seriously out of shape I will just take it easy for now. BlogPress !

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


I have never been a patient person. When I want something, I want it 10 minutes ago. So the fact it has been well over a month since I started looking for a bicycle is driving me nuts. Today, the dealer in Cambridge is off to holland to get more stock. He said he will try to get one in my size. I have checked my phone loads for texts / missed calls / emails. And of course there is no word off him yet. The bloke is driving to holland with a big van, then driving back. It would be a miracle if he had the time and energy to contact me today. But it doesn't stop me hoping ! Had a few words with my OH about a bike the other day. He doesnt want me to get one, says it will be stood in the corner with coats hanging off it. . I hope not, I'm really keen to get into leisure cycling. Let's hope I prove him wrong. That's if I ever get a bike !

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saturday morning

Yawn ! I knew I shouldn't have stayed up so late. I watched Practical Magic, I love that film. Wish I lived in a house like that. Going to get up to get ready for work soon. The latest on the Dutch bike front is this - the dealer whose bicycles I saw first (and fell in love with) has been in touch. He's off to holland on Tuesday for stock. So if he can get one in my size ( and he thinks he can ) I might have it here by the end of next week. I'm sooo excited ! I almost went for the pashley poppy but I'm glad I didn't, even tho it's beautiful. The pashley princess sovereign is the best style and the bike I'm hopefully getting is almost identical to that, except it's less than half the price. But I'm so impatient, I want it right now !! I'm keeping everything that I have 2 of crossed for good luck. I can't wait to get into cycling. Here's a few shots taken off the website.

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