TH rang me at about 11am to say if I went out in the car to be very careful of the side roads, as it has snowed on top of ice. So I decided I'd cycle to the local shopping centre, just to get some air really and buy some washing up liquid which once the bottle gets to a certain level I am often left with none at all very quickly. I went on the recumbent trike. It would be a little difficult when it wasn't on a level and if I went off road and via the track, I might have to push. It was thrilling to pedal without worrying about slipping and going head over *** well, handlebars, and had to get good acceleration down a little hill just to get up the other side. I asked some nice guy if he would take a picture of me rather than me balancing the camera on a post and going back ten times to actually get me in the picture, so here is the picture.
|A bit colourless, I've never bothered finding out how to stop up and down for taking photos when surrounded by lots of snow, or sky, or sand. Must read the manual.|
|I've left my little mascot on the front, to add a little colour to the snow and the frozen pond.|
Well, made it to the shopping centre. The main roads were clear as they had been gritted but it was great in the Park. It would have been much easier to go on the road, but - I don't always like to make it easy for myself. Just posted a parcel of odd balls of wool to a fellow blogger, bought some Fairy Liquid (I know, I normally buy Aldi but this was a HUGE bottle for £2.) Called into the charity shop just to mooch and found a set of bamboo DP needles for socks, as I seem to have completely lost all my mini circulars and the cheaper circulars, and I want to knit a hat too. They were 25p, so I gave them a bit more as they were nice needles.
Back again via the other park, which is a bit on the wild side - the paths are narrow and it was very hard to get the rear wheels through the snow, as it was untrodden snow. Also, where there had been mud and were deep ruts I had to get off and push. So, it was very good exercise and I feel shattered now but very virtuous.
|Ruts ahead! Get off and walk if stuck.|
Now, what do you think this is? Answers, not on a postcard and I will tell you later.
|Just in case you can't see properly, this is crochet|
And here is a little more of my T shirt rug/bag project. I think it will have to be a rug as I would need to be a weightlifter to have this over my shoulder, particularly with shopping in it.
Well, folks, that's all I can think of just now. Just please keep safe on the roads and footpaths and if you don't already have them, buy some ice spikes that are now very popular. I've had mine for years, when they were selling them off very cheaply at QVC outlet store near me. I have given a few to some of my friends. Now they are far more accessible and cheaper. Until the next time!