Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Busy Summer

 It's turning out to be a busy summer one way or another. We've had a lot of flag waving recently. Right now some lads are kicking their balls around for the next couple of weeks. Our boys in white have been bowling their maidens over and trying to pull off a googly or two. Soon there'll be those chaps and lasses running round in circles, jumping in sandpits and throwing bits of junk around.

Personally I'm more interested in those magnificent men on their cycling machines. The French countryside, the wine the mademoiselles. Three weeks of pelotons, bidons and bonking. (All legitimate cycling terms, I assure you). They'll be sprinting on the flats and climbing the mountains while trying to avoid the gendarmes, the road furniture and the spectators. One year I might find time to cross the channel and see it for real. Until then I'll just shave my legs, slip on my Lycra and dream.


  1. Wow, what a handsome sir you are... In Lycra. Shaving your legs? Err, what for? :-)

  2. I think you should use that photo for inspiring a short story...:-)

  3. LOL .. Lycra... Oh my goodness!

  4. It's a cyclist thing, Paula.

    I've got loads of cycling stories, Carol.

    Don't knock it until you've tried it, Diane.

  5. HA! Love this post. Me, I love to watch gymnastics, but ain't no way I'm gonna try to squeeze into a leotard. (Just getting into the darned thing is much more exercise than I'm accustomed to...)