The Morning After the Night Before

Some girls are bigger than others
Some girls’ mothers are bigger than other girls’ mothers.

Sorry, I meant to say some families are madder than others. Went to the Bike Shop in Hexham yesterday- obviously I didn’t want to go to the shop & it was only because Josh wanted to go that I reluctantly went. [That is the defence version of the day!] As Josh wasn’t sure of the exact part he needed, we will have to go back to the shop today to look @ bike porn again! I’m gutted as you can imagine.

After Hexham, we went along Hadrian’s Wall to Vallum Farm shop for lunch. Mmmmm an exquisite burger followed by chocolate & orange ice cream & ferrero rocher ice cream.

I’d forgotten how fantastic Hadrian’s Wall is. It is no wonder it is on list of World Heritage Sites. The views are spectacular. It is amazing to think that even in AD122 people wanted to keep the Scots out! Plus ca change! I’d say to anyone who hasn’t visited Hadrian’s Wall that it is worth putting it on your “bucket list”.

I fancy cycling the length of the Wall in the spring. Perhaps over Easter weekend. Its only 70miles, but there is little flat land, and plenty of hills, some very sharp. The train to Carlisle, bike ride to Bowness on Solway, then a ride back the next day to Wallsend, then either ride back to Michelle’s or head down to Tynemouth.

Anyway, back to yesterday. It was time for Michelle’s penance & so she (sorry I mean, Michelle) had to join my parents, Tom & my sister for a meal @ The Chester Moor Pub. A lively debate was had! The words of Francis of Assisi came to mind. You recall the words about “where there is discord let me bring harmony…” Well some people seem to manage that in reverse! Didn’t you…

Well the rest of today has been hysterical giggling & then lots of munchies. This before the wine has been opened! This could be a long night!

Cycling? Today? You’re having a giraffe! Too much wine needs drinking!

My home in East London is near Barking. Where I am currently staying is most definitely barking!

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About spen666

I'm a 40 something football fan and cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events ( and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at and Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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1 Response to The Morning After the Night Before

  1. Tom says:

    I’m up for that little ride in Easter 😉

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