Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Lovely New Bike!
Okay, so you can see I didn't make or bake this lovely thing but I am the proud new owner of it! Ah I'm so happy! I feel like all my birthdays & Christmases have come at once! Although really it's just this Christmas & my birthday (which isn't until New Years) that have come early - so this is the best present ever!
I have wanted a bicycle for quite a while. The last one I got was for my eleventh birthday and it seemed to last forever. Good thing I never grew any taller. (I was a tall eleven year old!) Anyway it was only when I went looking for the bike a few years ago in my parents shed that they broke the news to me; my dad had thrown it out along with an old lawnmower!
So I eventually got over that heartbreaking news and have since been on the lookout for a new one. I knew I wanted an old style one & the most important thing was that it came with a basket and a bell. I wasn't too worried about brakes or anything like that. Then I came across Pashley bicycles online and kinda fell in love with them - so cute and old fashioned- just what I had dreamed of and I love the Brooks saddle.
Just before my wedding I went off the idea of getting a bike altogether as I didn't fancy getting knocked over and having to walk up the aisle with one or more of my limbs in a cast. But now I am free to fall off and scrape my knees or break whatever! That reminds me I must go buy a helmet!!
All that's left now is to name her! I was thinking 'Pash' but that's not very exciting. Any suggestions?