to let off steam? Julie Michaels has just had the day
you've ever had the feeling that on certain days the
entire world is out to get you then you'll find this
very familiar. It's days like this that convince me
there is a higher being watching over us. He/she/it
just happens to have a particularly nasty sense of humour.
if you will the start to any normal February morning,
dark outside but the air is clear, the temperature crisp,
and the duvet warm. Idyllic isn't it?
The alarm goes off. The start to another exciting day
in the office, tempered by the fact that it's Thursday
and that little step closer to the weekend.
I wake up again. Bugger.
I'm still not entirely sure how I manage to be out of
the door a mere 10 minutes late, but I'm sure the swearing
helped - though I'm not sure the cats appreciated it
as they bemusedly watched me try to get out of the front
door while simultaneously putting my helmet on, donning
my jacket and tying my laces.
@#*%ing clipless pedals! I'm sure those kids that were
walking along the pavement will still be laughing now...
I'm beginning to ponder whether I should just turn back
and get back under the duvet. I'm heading towards a
road narrowing where traffic coming from my direction
have right of way. It would appear that despite always
being told that cyclists should not venture onto the
pavement that we still do not qualify as traffic on
the public highways. Some doddery old bloke in a rusty
Nova heading the other way makes that abundantly clear.