Easy Like A Sunday Morning

 

This is what Sunday morning looks like
 
 
Sitting in the 'snug' eating kippers and bread and butter for breakfast with a cup of scalding hot tea and the Sunday papers.  Listening to Sunday morning Love Songs on the radio - 'How Deep is Your Love' by the BeeGees is playing and I sing along.

 
 
After reading my book in the bath for half an hour (a guilty pleasure) - I venture out on my bicycle.  The wind is stronger than I expected, more than just a summer breeze.  I have to push the pedals hard and try not to wobble as the wind gusts and pushes me sideways.

 
The roadside verges have all gone to seed - the grasses wave silver and gold as I pass.
 


 
I notice the fields of corn will soon be ready for harvesting
 
 
I cycle on and feel a sprinkling of rain.
I stop and reach for the waterproof in my bicycle basket
and turn for home.
When I walk in Jennifer Warnes is singing
'I Had The Time of my Life' on the radio.

 
 
I didn't exactly have the time of my life but it was nice to be out and about, pedalling along,
feeling the wind in my hair, peering over hedgerows and saying hello
to the sheep as I passed.
 

The open road is somehow different on a bicycle - I enjoy walking but cycling has always been my favourite way to get around - there is a feeling of complete freedom about it.
 



 
Watching a bit of ducking and diving in the lake.
 
Later the sun came out again and I harvested soft fruit from my garden
a very satisfying pastime.




So there you have it - how I spent my Sunday - well, some of it; not including making lunch and dinner, watering the garden, more reading, washing the dishes, watching a film on tv, writing in my journal, visiting a few blogs etc.  Amazing just what you can pack into a day isn't it.


Elaine

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  1. The perfect way to spend a Sunday and great pictures too, especially the one of the washing in the wind.

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    1. It's a good job it wasn't this Sunday - it rained all day.

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  2. The lake looks beautiful. What a lovely place to stop!

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    1. It's a lovely spot - it certainly isn't any hardship to stop there.

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  3. What an idyllic, rather English way to spend a Sunday …… I love the photograph of the washing on the line ! XXXX

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    1. I do like to relax a little on a Sunday don't you. The chores can wait till after the weekend. I had to wait for ages to take the shot of the washing till the wind caught it just right to make it billow!

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  4. The open road would be very different on a bicycle round here. :)

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    1. I can understand that - I am fortunate that the roads round here aren't that busy.

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  5. Looks and sounds like a ideal summer Sunday. Flighty xx

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    1. It would have been nice if it was a little warmer - but hey you can't have everything!

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  6. Just sold my bike. I'll go for virtual rides with you in future. They are safer. The only really bad accident I have had was on a bike and that was in a park. A dog ran across me.

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    1. This bike is a new one as my old one was a bit clapped out - I still have to decide what to do with it. I have only fallen off once skidding on some gravel - ended up with a badly scraped knee that's all.

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  7. You paint a beautiful picture with your words and photos. It sounds like an idyllic Sunday morning - in fact not just the morning but the whole of Sunday:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie - I don't like to work too hard on a Sunday - so it is always quite a lazy day.

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  8. Dreamy and nostalgic and full of summer. And with the BeeGees for the soundtrack ;-)
    (it's me, nikkipolani, who still can't comment as nikkipolani)

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    1. Since then the weather has taken a turn for the worse Anne - yesterday was more like winter.

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  9. Oh Elaine, we are kindred spirits. love the Bee Gees. Now tell me, do you like Rod Stewart for good old rock n roll? I really enjoy his Great American Song Book albums. Anyway, I like your idea so Sunday--any day. Gorgeous photos. A nice armchair vacation for me this morning. Have a great week end.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Oh yes, I like Rod Stewart as well - I prefer the older stuff - not really into hip hop and rap!

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  10. I'd say that yours is the perfect day. Thank you for taking us along.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the ride Donna.

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  11. Love the first photo, and your Sunday sounds wonderful...
    Amanda xx

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    1. The first photo is a shot of the field behind our house early in the morning with the mist rising I was lucky enough to be up in time to catch it.

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  12. Not sure about Steve Wright, Elaine but otherwise sounds good. I love walking but I've started cycling holidays too. The cycle paths on the continent are brilliant and safe; even on roads drivers give way to you! Can't imagine that here. Happy Friday.

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    1. You do take your life in your hands when you cycle but I don't go near main roads - all those lorries are a bit scary.

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful Sunday to me. We always have a more elaborate breakfast on Sundays, our with coffee not tea. I like the idea of reading in the bath after breakfast. There is nothing like easing into the day. You shouldn't feel guilty at all! I haven't been on a bike ride in ages. I must see if I can get my bike out and go for a ride before summer disappears.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I try to go out as often as I can during the summer but only when the conditions are perfect - it's no fun cycling in the rain. Husband is in charge of weekend breakfasts - he does a great bacon sandwich!

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  14. Oh what a lovely, lovely post...

    I am so happy to have come upon your blog.

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa
    (Upper NE of the US)

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    1. Thanks Tessa - nice of you to say so.

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  15. Well it sounds like a lovely Sunday to me ... and I hope this Sunday will be a good one for you to.

    The weather has been kind of mixed at the moment so let us hope for a dry weekend - we shall see.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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    1. This Sunday has been completely different - rain all day - boo.

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  17. Yesterday afternoon Lady Magnon washed my shorts (I wanted them for going out that evening). She put them out to dry at about 3.30pm, and by 6pm they were dry. Hot, with a slight breeze, here. No rain for months.

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    1. Well a few weeks ago I was moaning about the garden being parched - now the rain has come our way and seems reluctant to go.

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  18. A freewheeling kind o!f day? Lovely

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  19. A truly wonderful kind of day! I hope that this Sunday is just as great for you!! xx

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    1. I do love Sundays - always have - they have a different feel to the rest of the week - don't you agree.

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  20. I've enjoyed your Sunday but I've got sore legs from biking into the wind Elaine! I love all that your saw, heard, felt, and I'm particularly liking the thought of all those delicious berries. Anyone for a summer pudding?!

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    1. Ha! I know what you mean - I'm not as young as I used to be when I would cycle for miles - now I just take it a little easier and don't go as far - but I still enjoy it that's for sure. Yes, summer pudding will have to be on the menu I think.

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  21. I haven't been on a bike for years, mine is rotting away buried somewhere deep in the shed, but I did enjoy your bike ride. Hope the rest of your week is as good.

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    1. I didn't cycle for a while as my old bike was hard work but this is a brand spanking new one that is comfortable and easy to ride - there will be no stopping me now!

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  22. I liked sharing the day with you through your photos and commentary. I like seeing the landscape from a bike, too - both a bit of speed and a little adventure.

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    1. Thanks Barb. The trouble with riding a bike round here that it is all hills - alright for going down but a bit of a struggle going up.

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  23. What a lovely day, Elaine. Thanks for sharing it. (I'm very jealous of your clothesline. Hehe.)

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    1. Thanks Diane - I love to see washing blowing on the line.

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  24. Wonderful to share your Sunday and old tunes too! Sarah x

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  25. That sounds the perfect Sunday, just the way I like to spend mine too! It is surprising how much can be fitted into each day!
    I loved the pics, especially the misty horse and all the scrumptious soft fruit! xxx

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    1. Thanks Dina. I got scratched all over whilst trying to pick the fruit - I looked like I'd been in a war zone.

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  26. Sounds like an incredible day! Your area is just gorgeous. I would have been out on my bike, too. :o)

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    1. When I was working Sunday used to be full of hustle and bustle - now I just do what I feel like - which isn't a lot!

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  27. What a lovely Sunday that you had, you took me along with you with your lovely pictures and your writing. I need to make time for a relaxing sunday myself!

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    1. Thanks Annie. Not every Sunday is like this but I do enjoy just pottering about and doing nothing in particular.

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  28. Thanks for sharing your lovely Sunday ~ I felt I was along for the ride through your delightful countryside. Nice harvest from your garden as well :)

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    1. Sunny days and going for a ride are few and far between at the moment - but I do enjoy getting out and about on my bicycle - it's a great way to see the countryside.

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