Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

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Long Sleeves For The Summer

It was a lovely weekend for a ride. Unfortunately the ride I was obliged to take was up the M4 to Swindon, which was less lovely.

The cause was a family party at a pub between Cricklade and Malmesbury; this last bit of the journey was very pleasant, and I exchanged a nice wave with a couple coming the other way on a little old Vespa.

I don't know that side of my family all that well, and spent most of my evening talking to an eight-year-old. Fortunately, he was a splendid conversationalist:
  1. What do you like doing?
  2. What do you like to eat?
  3. Are you a boy or a girl?
Having dealt with these pressing questions, he explained Saruman and Gandalf to me and then we had a long discussion about God.

Handily, I was able to drop in on phoenicia on the way, and also spend the night at his house rather than fork out for a Travelodge. He had the kettle on when I rolled in at midnight, and had even recorded Doctor Who for me!

Yesterday I cycled to my grandma's and back then had a cold bath. Apparently my subconscious thinks I need to be punished.

While I was having breakfast this morning there was a bright flash in the sky followed by an enormous BANG that set off all the car alarms in the vicinity. As a child of the '80s I immediately assumed that the nuclear holocaust had come at last - rather than duck and cover I went outside to have a look, figuring I was dead from fallout anyway - but it was a mere thunderstorm.
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