Friends Reunited

Sometimes its the simple things in life that give you the greatest pleasures. Its so often the case that you can have the happiest most enjoyable times without spending large sums of money.

A walk in the meadows with a loved one on a beautiful sunny day with a loved one can be far more pleasurable than spending £00s on a meal or drinks at a posh hotel.

Today was an example of such a day. The weather was glorious as I cycled to  or from work. The fact I was cycling was a pleasure in itself. Far more pleasurable than getting public transport.

Riding along quiet roads as most people are on holiday. Riding whilst wearing shorts and a short sleeved lycra top is a good feeling in the warn sun.

Getting to work and finding the office is quiet as most people are on leave was good. It became even better when RM bought cakes to celebrate his birthday. Even better when he had bought cakes for the whole office, so there were loads to go round.

I even managed to raise some more sponsorship today, including an incredibly generous donation of $200 from one of my work colleagues. Their generosity is incredible and I am touched by it.. I have not spoken to the donor today, so do not know why they have been so generous.

Other good things since my last post include learning that Spennymoor Town won 6-1 at home last night. The significance of that is that it means Spennymoor have won the Northern League for the 2nd year running. The Northern League is the 2nd oldest football league in the world. I’m delighted they won the league, but am sad that I was not able to be there to see it.

Even better is that I have managed to avoid watching all the TV hype regarding the Royal Wedding this Friday. The British media are great at overkill. Hours and hours of programmes already on TV telling us allsorts of things we don’t need to know or even to want to know.

However, none of this compares to the best pleasure of the day. I rode to work today on my fixed wheel bike. Its the first time I have ridden this bike for a good while. It is so pleasurable to ride the bike. There are no gears to worry about. Having no free wheel means you have to keep pedalling and you break by using your legs – i.e. resisting the movement of the pedals. So simple and so much fun. It was like being reunited with an old dear friend once again.

Guess which bike I’ll be riding tomorrow to and from work.