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Saturday, 27 July 2013

My Little Bicycle *~*

My lovely daughter knew I longed for a bike, but there was not much chance of me affording one

A few weeks ago she rang me up and told me she had been on eBay and bought me something...
so you can imagine my surprise when she wheeled this little beauty out of her garage..

I have repainted it a bit with metal paint ..strapped on a basket I found in the C shop with an old leather belt...
So today was the first day I went for a ride around the reservoir...I loved it

So in the afternoon feeling a little saddle sore I sat in the garden and read my new book...

It's so beautifully written, it's about the lonely existence of a light house keeper and his new wife and then the childless couple find a baby washed up in a boat....the start of so much love and heartache

Then I picked this perfect rose ...

to make some crystallised rose petals for cake decorating...

This is the first time I have attempted these ...

There, once they have dried I shall store them away for a baking day!

Thea xx


  1. Enjoy your bicycle- mine was a gift from my daughter at Christmas, with a basket too! It is giving me such joy to pedal round the village

    But please please get a helmet - I know it's not as glamorous, but having seen the damage to her partner's helmet when he was knocked off his bike 2 weeks ago - and realising that his head would have been smashed without the helmet, I am even more passionate about wearing one.

  2. What a lovely daughter you have and its perfect if this lovely weather continues. Hope you have lots of time this weekend to sit and read in your pretty garden. Karen xx

  3. Wow, lucky you it's lovely! Love the scenery on you last post too! :) x

  4. Congratulations with your bicycle, it is so nice to be able to make a ride. Your rose petals will be lovely on te cakes and what is better than reading a book on a beautiful summerday.

  5. Enjoy your beautiful bicycle Thea. Love the rose petals, too, what a lovely idea.

  6. Your bike is so cute with it's little basket! I bet you're so thrilled. That's a nice idea for the rose petals. never done anything like that before! xx

  7. I love surprises - always the unexpected are the best. Such a dear little bike, I am sure that you will enjoy lots of happy cycling on it.
    Beautiful rose petals, I have never tried crystallising them either, but it looks simple and will make your cakes look very attractive.

  8. What a pretty little bike, Thea, and what a lovely, thoughtful, daughter you have!

    The rose petals look wonderful, can't wait to see what you do with them ...

    Have a super Sunday

    Love Claire xxx

  9. What a lovely present Thea. I think you have done a lovely paint job on it and you will I'm sure get lots of pleasure out of riding it.
    I've never tried crystallising rose petals because I tend not to do much cake decorating anyway but I hope you will show us what you do with yours!

  10. What a great find your new bicycle is Claire! You have such a sweet daughter to find it for you!

    Will you show us photo's of your cake once finished?

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Madelief x

  11. What a lovely gift from your daughter Thea. Your bike looks nice and shiny.
    love the basket.
    Seems you are having good weather. Nice to be able to sit outside.
    I am intrigued with your flower preservation.. never heard of that before..
    you are very inventive..
    happy week to you.
    val x
    hope you can find me.. most people are back again.

  12. What a lovely surprise to be given a bike by your daughter. Your afternoon in the garden sounds a good way to relax and recover from the ride.
    Sarah x

  13. Hello, my lovely friend! I am back safe and sound and catching up with you all...Thea in France all the ladies cycled on bikes like your wonderful one here, with the very special basket! Such a thoughtful and special gift! I love it so much, I really do!
    It's quite simply a summer to remember, my friend! I like the sound of your chosen read too...Will check this book out! Sending big summery hugs to you Thea! " Do what makes your heart smile" this new week..Love Maria x

  14. A perfecto day indeed
    Best wishes

  15. I've read all your latest posts!Congratulations with the birth of Amelie Rose!!
    She is so very sweet!!

    Kisses, Juliëtte

  16. Such a thoughtful gift from your daughter - I love the basket you have attached to the front. Hope you enjoy many bike rides. Best wishes, Pj x


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