It all started Friday while I was happily working on my own at my lottie. A friend of ours called by on his bike !!..His name is Chris, he is about 63 and he has a plot on another site in York, we see him at the local and he and I bore everyone with our gardening speak…Anyway he was on a cycle ride and thought he would call and look at my plot, he said he had cycled 18 mile and he looked as fresh as a daisy.
Bazza and I went to the local that night and to be honest, I don’t know how it happened but I agreed to go for a ride with Bazza on Sunday, (Well, it was on condition he helped me with the pond on Sunday afternoon).
Sunday morning arrived and I decided to use my daughters bike which had been in our garage (2 years unused) as mine is very old and very heavy. I took my camera and off we went on the cycle track much to Bazzas amusement of course..(he does cycle quite a bit and I would normally prefer to stick pins in my eyes than to go cycling)..We cycled down the river, then onto the racecourse and goodness knows where, when a little while later we came to Brunswick Nursery’s, a wonderful organic nursery, which is a center for helping people with learning disabilities. I jumped off my bike with glee and went for a walk around. I was surprised and delighted at the choice of plants, and the prices. There was a café and loos too. I would have bought a couple of things, but had no basket on my bike..No money and Bazza said NO, he could not carry plants on his bike either. I was in a jolly mood after that, thinking of what I could have purchased .
A couple of miles later, at a place called Naburn, on the cycle route..There was a “TRUST CAFÉ”..it was a little hut, where you made your own tea and coffee and put the money in a trust box, there were table and chairs and loos there too..I was very impressed. Here, we were 5 miles from York which meant I had biked at least 4 miles..We had a sit down and a drink, and then set off for home, Bazza was most impressed by my efforts, all done without a moan or my face on………In-fact, I have said I want to go again…But I have every intention of getting a little basket for the front of my bike.