Opportunity of opposites.

A new chapter in our adventuring has begun, thanks to the incredible generosity of dear friends who own a holiday home in the rural regions of Switzerland where we have the privilege of basing ourselves for the next couple of months. We’ve arrived at a junction in our lives and so too the seasons: AutumnContinue reading “Opportunity of opposites.”

Rainy days.

The delights of modern day communication technology have given rise to numerous social media platforms who feed us all a totally NON-sustainable perfection. Whilst I choose to have more perfect days than not,  the reality is that the rainy days do come. I guess that sad, bad, gloomy reality pics are not as uplifting as theContinue reading “Rainy days.”

Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 3.

The variety of bicycles is enormous and for a non-cyclist, this could be a minefield!  My advice is to start with the price for a good “station bike” that offers a “quiet ride”.  The next criteria would be the technical elements and for this, I recommend going for the absolute simplets of bicycles, sans leversContinue reading “Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 3.”

Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 1.

With a nod to Katie Melua and her hit song in 2008 “Nine million bicycles in Beijing”, the stats have changed somewhat and only a year later in 2009, Beijing with a population of 12 million people, had 13 million bicycles to their credit.   Fast forward to 2018 where The Netherlands registered 23 million bicyclesContinue reading “Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 1.”