Monday, 17 April 2017

Reckless Riding




Our small, quiet hamlet is awash with children.  Monsieur Escalier has his four year old twin grandchildren staying on the farm, and ten year old Tomas and his family have arrived at Philippe’s gite for the Easter week.

Tomas, you may remember, spends hour after hour riding an old bicycle up and down the lane.  He doesn’t get the opportunity to ride a bike in his home town of Calais so he relishes the freedom he has here in the countryside.  Yesterday he was joined by another little boy racer, four year old Jacques Escalier.  I was watching them from my window and Jacques was trying his hardest to keep up with Tomas.  Just as they disappeared around the bend Jacques came a cropper but Tomas was there instantly picking him up and dusting him down.













all smiles again after his tumble


I had a good ride out this morning and actually managed to get up Scramble Hill, albeit very slowly.  I’ve still got a lot of work to do to regain last summer’s form.


15 comments:

  1. Do the boys not join you (for the first 100 metres)?

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    1. They're not even out of bed when we go out!

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  2. Cute blue cycling helmet. I like to see children peddling, those little feet have to do 10 to one adult stroke to keep up!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I wish I had some of their energy.

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    2. Wasn't it your blog's birthday yesterday? X

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    3. Good grief, so it was! How did you know that?

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    4. I was remembering the period, after Rachel mentioned the Tour de France, so I checked your sidebar dates and discovered that myself only now and, seeing you made no mention of it, I thought I'd let you know :)
      Happy Blog Anniversary, please keep it up. X

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  3. The Tour de France won't be long.

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    1. I'm going to go and watch it for real this year. I've promised Paul I won't dress up as a chicken or run alongside the riders.

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    2. I look forward to watching out for you running beside the riders

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    3. Oh, I just re-read what you said. Well I'll watch out for Paul running beside the riders without a shirt on.

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  4. What a nice small village street you have there.

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    1. There's only nine houses here - just a hamlet.

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  5. The only thing missing on those photos is you walking your dog, Sue ! Maybe next year?

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