This awesome autumn weather is absolutely perfect for getting around on my bike and two wheels is certainly a different experience than in the car.
There’s a certain camaraderie that comes with being on two wheels; I get thenod from other cyclists and on Tuesday I struck up a conversation with a stranger by the bike racks of Sainsburys. A strange experience as, being from a City, it’s no something we do!
I’ve enjoyed our cycle rides to & from school, too – ironically it’s a slower, less frantic start to our mornings. We’ve noticed the slow changing of the autumn colours, the volume the birds can chirp at in the morning and of course, dodging the dog poo that are dotted around the cycle path *this bit I don’t like!*
I just love that the Little Shires are open to new food experiences & we had a great time at the Thame Food Festival. Our high street is transformed with stall holders & the air heavy with street food smells. This is so my thing & how lucky am I that the Little Shires are happy to graze the food stalls as long as every other one offers chocolate or cake!
For lunch we tucked into Crispy Fried Polenta, roast veggies & meatballs followed by piping hot Churros with runny chocolate sauce.
The playground continues to bring Mademoiselle (and me) new experiences – not in a bad way, just in a new way! She’s a ‘young’ eight year old, by that I mean she’d rather play Tag than Pokemon and has no interest in fashion or sitting around talking when there’s imaginative play to be had! But some of her best friends are starting to show tween tendencies and how she handles them …or doesn’t … are new experiences we’re going through together.
I’ve been working on some new business this week looking into veg & meat box deliveries for Christmas. It’s not a service I’ve ever taken up, but the more I’ve looked into it the more I wonder why not?! Hopefully this is a new experience I will have in the near future!
It’s been a mixed bag of a week, full of new experiences. I hope you’ve had a lovely week.
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.