Tuesday, December 28, 2010

#358 Pugsey























While in Barcelona Tom and I dived int Espaibici and their man Xavi showed us a Surly Pugsey. It's a mountain bike with really big fat wheels for riding on snow or I suppose, on the beach. If I won the lottery and had the room . . . . . .

Monday, December 27, 2010

#357 Christmas again

Christmas in Barcelona. Jay stayed in Amsterdam so we posed with a cardboard cut out so that he wouldn't feel left out.

Monday we went to the Parc de Collserola behind Barcelona for a nice bike ride in the woods. I got TWO punctures - brand new tyres - both times riding on asphalt. Second puncture looks like a snail climbing up the face of my tyre, but in fact it's a great big tack sticking out :-(




Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We took a quick three day trip to England and fitted in a Sunday Lunch at a Vegetarian / Vegan restaurant in London called Manna. We were returning customers (we were there in about 1972).

Just round the corner in Primrose Hill is Sesame, a health food shop that I delivered yogurt to, it hasn't changed (also about 40 years ago).

Then down to Broadstone for a cup of coffee at the Little Red Roaster and a fine meal at Isabel's with Judy, Pat & Timothy.



Wednesday, December 01, 2010

#354 Polyglottal

More books to help me become a polyglot.
Je Ne Sais Quoi - A guide to sounding, acting and shrugging like the French. Actually, I'm already pretty good at shrugging.
Speak the Culture, Spain - A guide to customs and culture. I've already got the excellent French equivalent.
Cycling's 50 Craziest Stories by Les Woodland.
Practice Makes Perfect - Advanced Spanish Grammar.
Practice Makes Perfect - Complete French Grammar.