Sunday, December 17, 2006

Day 231
A busy day - taking Mum out in the morning - to the braes of Scotland this time, as well as the local markets where we people watch - lots of wheelchair lifting in and out of the car - not a good form of exercise. Then cooking Sunday roast for the Family - Finnian is home, safe and sound with lots of sea stories, and a yearning to go again. So it was evening again when I got around to the daily search for something to draw - "don't try this at home" :) 4 km cycle


Penny said...

Oh I love it! wonderful idea but no I wouldnt try it. although much to the amazement of my grandchildren i can still ride a bike, although not with gears. I think I learnt at 7 and spent all my school years and some riding a bike.
Spent today getting a walker in and out of the car, easier than a wheel chair.

Julie Oakley said...

Oh that is brilliant! I absolutely love it!
I'm useless at bike riding, no balance, no confidence, little road-sense. I didn't learn to ride a bike until I was grown up so my favourite type of cycling is on the back of a tandem. (Which Robin says is what will have to do instead of life insurance if he pops off before me, because there are so many tandem-owning men desperate for a partner!)

Alison said...

Well, Julie, It's good that Robin has a back-up plan for you. I'll look out for half empty tandems then, if Ralph pops off too soon - actually we could do with one now - he rides too fast for me - and I could easily sketch and ride if I was sat behind him, at least when not going up hill.
Penny - I never could believe that my Granny could ride a bike but of course she was born in the days before motor cars and cycled everywhere (though she skied to school in Switzerland in Winter.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What fun - and you have lots more stories to tell of just one day in your life!
I once rode a bike to high school and - wearning a brand new uniform, tried to race over a newly tarred road. Well, you can guess what happened! That was the only day I heard my mother swear!

Tami said...

I love the perspective! Thanks for the warning!

Jana Bouc said...

I hope the other foot was on the ground? I could never ride and draw at the same time unless I was on my stationary bike--hey that's an idea--I wonder if I could draw while I ride on that?