Well Monday started as a lovely day and we had a morning ride along the river.
You can see by the long shadow that it was early and we got 16 miles in. Unfortunately by Tuesday I began with a sore throat and by Wednesday my nose was streaming too. Now because of the finer weather and rising pollen count I wasn’t sure if it was a summer cold or hayfever. Fortunately for me, its not another sensitivity I have to content with. So I didn’t cycle at all on Wednesday , as DH told me to look after myself as I want to cycle to the Cycle Touring Festival next week. So I saw sense and then just did very short rides on both Thursday and Friday as the streaming mucus abated.
Saturday wasn’t forecast to be too good but I wanted to buy buttons for another shirt I have been working on, So it was into town to get some and then as it was still dry we headed along the river.
There was a rowing regatta going on . We stopped to chat with a couple who were sitting waiting for their daughters race and hoping that the rain would hold off but they were prepared with an umbrella. We carried on along into Stockton and then kept on the top road to avoid the crowds on the north side of the river. By doing so , we missed that the rowing club were selling cake! Duh! MY friend C told me about this later, as she took shelter from the rain. We were lucky to arrive home just as the rain started.
So my cycling total for this week is only 55.56 miles. Still I did get in a very good mileage last week.
Today, at church we held a Munch and Mingle which was very well attended. We were welcoming home a young man who has just returned from his mission and we are saying farewell to a young student who is returning to his studies in Finland.
As you can see there was plenty of food as everyone who is able contributes whatever they can. It was a joyous occasion.