Introduction

Welcome friends. This humble blog is about the simple observations I discover whilst cycling through lovely Wales.
I hope to offer you dear reader, cheerful reflections upon the days and miles I pedal, along with encouragement to get out and explore by bicycle yourself! Perhaps too, if I attempt a bit of amusing anecdotes along the way, I may invoke your readership as well. Thanks for stopping by... cheers, muse

Friday, 28 October 2016

55 for 55 
Beginning, again...



“First you have nothing, and then, astonishingly, after ripping out your brain and your heart and betraying your friends and ex-lovers and dreaming like a zombie over the page till you can't see or hear or smell or taste, you have something.”
T. Corragasen Boyle




He walked down the stairs, turned at the coatrack and then headed down the hall, glancing briefly in the glass case as he passed, he briskly walked into the living room and flopped into the big chair.


Sonny looked down at his feet propped on the ratty footstool.... books of all sorts sprawled out across the floor before him.


There were two volumes of Encyclopaedia Britannica; JK - L and Ts- To...


Gombrich's "History of Art"...


a collection of inexpensive nondescript history books produced for television during the 1960's and inherited from his father that provided only a small surface of information, yet contained beautiful large colour plates...


then two very expensive geography books purchased for grad school having no other purpose than showing where places used to be...


a few other printed things that simply caught his fancy, including a short history of Roman culture and a brief overview on 17th Century French philosophers...


and a towering cup of coffee.

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