Posted by: brendaintheboro | December 22, 2019

Winter Solstice

Well, here we are at the solstice . Its a special day for me too as its my last birthday in this decade.  I know the date  varies from year to year but I always look forward to it as the longest night  comes and goes and we can look forward to the return of the light – well in a few weeks anyway.

The weather hasn’t been too good  with continuing rain. I said yo DH that I would love to be camping if it wasn’t so wet. He thinks I am a nutter but I always get stir crazy to go camping  when I haven’t been for a few months.

Yesterday, we combined Christmas shopping (unsuccessful) with a visit to our favourite Cozy Coffee. Rosie said that it was all cyclist who had been in but there was enough to make it worthwhile.  We had a slightly different route than usual but enjoyed the ride together.

On Friday, the physio called me to confirm osteo-arthritis in my right knee. Still , he is encouraging me to carry on cycling. Only another 40 miles for the week.

So its either 4090 miles or according to Komoot  4641 miles for the year. Either way  I am happy.


  1. Congratulations on the birthday and the bike miles! I hope the osteoarthritic knee won’t stop you reaching next year’s target. See you at the CTF in May, your knee and my ankle permitting.

    • Lovely to hear from you Felicity. I already have the tickets for CTF so will be there come hell or high water

  2. Lots of rain down here too, and rides having to be altered due to flooding.

    • Here too Lizzie , we are keeping off muddy tracks too

  3. Oh and I too am so glad when the shortest day has come and gone! I start to watch the clock in the evenings to catch the first sign of the days lengthening….

    • on rainy days its dark by 3pm at present. I think by mid January we will begin to see the difference and by the end I think we will see the first snow drops – if they aren’t covered on snow.

  4. I wish you and yours a happy Christmas and a new year full of cycling and camping to your heart’s desire.

  5. Well done on the cycling. Happy Birthday, and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • thanks Ilona. I hope you have a lovely time over the holiday time. It will soon be time to start counting our miles all over again. where does the time go???

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