Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Autumn blues

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The last few days I have really struggled to get out of bed and I have been wishing that in the afternoon I could just sit with a good book (maybe this one or the one that I am reviewing later this week -keep an eye for this one!) and a cup of hot chocolate. I am really missing the sun and warm weather, which is so unusual for me at this time of the year. I love autumn and early autumn usually puts a smile on my face. It is not too cold, not too hot, you get the late harvest of the summer, and the early autumn harvest too, which means lots of baking and a house smelling of apple and blackberry cake. But already this September I am really missing the summer; maybe because it has been so good this year, so to help chase away my autumn blues I thought I would post some pictures here to remind me of my summer this year. Hopefully any of you feeling the same autumnal blues will enjoy them too.

A Woodstock cottage on a beautiful summer's day

Cycling in the countryside

Roses from my front garden

Juicy raspberries

Strawberry picking

Perfect cutlery for picnics

Very very wild chamomile in my garden

Eating dinner...and lunch and breakfast al fresco

Didn't go this summer but wouldn't mind a trip to the Caribbean!

Love,

Lizzet xx

Express Delivery

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew old when you were a child? We all have asked or have been asked that question. I will always remember the answer of one of my friends: “I want to be a postman so I can deliver nice presents to people”. Little did she know that the postman also delivers dreadful bills!

Well, the idea of delivering parcels for a living never crossed my mind, but I must be honest it is one of the parts of my job that I enjoy the most now, specially during this unusual warm weather here in the UK, when I can cycle to the post office and I don’t have to worry about carrying umbrellas, raincoats, saddle covers, etc.

I am really glad that I can cycle to do my chores. I love the idea of stretching out my legs, getting a bit of fresh air in my lungs, it is kinder with the environment, and it also makes me feel less guilty when I have a big muffin in the afternoon ;) Oxford is a bicycle-friendly city and as soon as we moved here I rushed to get a Pashley bike. I love my bicycle, I might not be the fasted on the road, but I am sure I am the happiest when I am riding to the post office knowing that my parcels will put a smile on the faces of our customers!

Pashley Princess Sovereign

My Pashley bike on the way back from the Post Office