Summer has returned! It was a perfect morning for cycling – sunshine and just a light breeze. We did a 40 km circuit riding along the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Rather than climbing the steep hill up to Nettleton Top we rode along the quiet country roads at the bottom through the pretty villages of Claxby and Holton le Moor. Some of the local place names made me chuckle – Boggle Lane and Bunny Hill Farm.
Paul put a new chain on my bike a couple of days ago. I cannot believe the difference it makes, I’m just flying along now and my bike has stopped rattling. I had never realised that an old chain can make pedalling so much harder. Apart from checking my tyres and polishing my saddle I leave all the bike maintenance to Paul, just another of his jobs to keep me happy!
Tomorrow I have art club, a gathering of local people at the village hall. I was reluctant to re-start my painting (I don’t like to commit to a regular activity) but a friend was keen for me to accompany her. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere there and the biscuits are good so I shall keep going for a while, just messing around with cutesy animals and birds until I feel more adventurous.