Well, following the good news from the tests, the weather has also improved, so I've been motivated to venture out on my bicycle again. The chain was off, the tyres were flat, there were cobwebs decorating the spokes and pedals - but it is still in working order and after a good friend gave it some TLC, it's now up and running and so am I.
I first ventured out yesterday, on the spur of the moment, after sitting in the sun to have my breakfast and my morning cuppa. The day was so beautiful and there was only a gentle breeze, so I donned my riding gear and took off. I only went a few kilometres before I was puffing and my thighs were burning from the effort, but it felt good.
So, I have been out again this morning (another top day) and cycled twice as far as I did yesterday. The cycle path travels along the coastline beside all the beautiful beaches, so it is always such a pleasure to be on the path. For those of you who know it - yesterday I made it to Fairy Meadow beach and today I went as far as Bellambi Lagoon. There are seats strategically located along the way, so a nice 5 minute rest is in order before turning back.
I hope the next ride will take me to Bulli, to Sea Salt Cafe where I can treat myself to tea and a toasted muffin before turning back.
Meanwhile, I'm off to Sydney tomorrow for a long weekend with 'the girls' in the big smoke. On Saturday we will see the play Namatjira at the Belvoir Street Theatre. Really looking forward to that as it has excellent reviews.