Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My Happy Place

By far the best way to spend the weekend is a leisurely bike ride by the sea side. I have always loved to cycle and since getting my beautiful Bobbin Brownie bicycle last year, I look for every excuse to take it out for the day. As someone who doesn't drive (trust me, the world is better off without me behind the wheel of a car), my bike gives me a sense of freedom that I am not usually accustomed to.

I love that my husband and I can jump on our bikes and go exploring for the day. We can pack up a yummy picnic which I can put in my basket or my pretty new bicycle panniers and set off for the whole day. If we get bored of the local area, we can easily take our bikes on the train and go slightly further afield.

Our favourite bicycle route is the bike path that runs parallel to the seafront. Once you get passed the crowded touristy areas, the seafront is calm and picturesque, with only the occasional fellow cyclist and a handful of local dog walkers, even on a beautiful sunny Saturday!

No matter how stressful the weeks seem to be, as soon as I get on my bike the worries fall away and I get that fun child-like sense of adventure and freedom that only a bike can provide.

 This is my happy place.

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