Errgh first proper crash on my bicycle in forever. Standing by the roundabout trying to stop shaking. Hats off to the gentleman who came over to make sure I’m ok and stopped and chatted for 5 minutes to make sure I’m ok.
I’m pretty good after night shifts at work in terms of doing stuff but just can’t string a sentence together. Today’s special moment was answering the phone to someone and saying saying “Hey Tom how’s it going” (myself) and introducing myself as them. Smooth. I clearly need to get some tea and food.
Armed with headphones in bed listening to Dananananakroyds last album and it’s sinking in that I saw them for the last time last week. Stuff like that is just plain heart wrenching and makes me want to sulk.
Days like today are why I love cycling. I’m really not good enough with words to do today justice and describe how ace it was cycling around Sussex with it being so autumnal. Gold leaves falling all over the place and it being slightly grey all day and slightly windy but perfect. My friend and I both met at Berwick and cycled out to Horham and then came back down via Herstmonceux and Polegate to Jevington then over Beachy Head back to Eastbourne. The South Downs had a nice mist across it and Beachy Head was amazing as always. Perfect English Autumn day by all accounts. I need to find a convenient way to lug my camera about with me to photograph all this.
This time of year just gets better and better with the excuse to wear jumpers, scarves and hats as well. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy Summer but just find Autumn and Winter so much more appealing. I’m so grateful to be living in a country where there’s more to the seasons changing than just a temperature drop. I’m just hoping for snow again this winter.