Archive for July 10th, 2012

Just the Thing!

10/07/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So it’s a hot day. Sweltering. Sweating. Steaming. Classic tropical weather, humid as if a storm is threatening. But deep inside, you know it is not going to hit.

So what do you do?

Grab a popsicle, that’s what!

Arrow #3 and friends had made some for their school bazaar. Delightful! Of course each was snapped up super fast! Just the thing for a mid-afternoon cool-me-down. Yummy too!

 

Rushing in a Jam

10/07/2012

Been rushing around a lot of late. Phew! Trying to meet two deadlines at the same time. That in itself is not usually a problem. So what’s the problem? The problem is that the city I live in isn’t the same as it was a short five years ago. There are now more cars, more people, more buildings, more eateries, more hotels. All these spell c-o-n-g-e-s-t-i-o-n. A trip that used to take half an hour now takes closer to one. It isn’t easy when I have deadlines to meet, and two successive appointments take place in the north and south of the city. Mind you, it’s not because of bad planning. It’s just the way things go sometimes. One is left with a dilemma when close to rush hour time – Does one take the route through the city? Or does one swing around it and take the longer, but hopefully less congested, way.

Times like these I wish I could go back to my biker days. No, not the bicycle. I mean the real thing – motorbikes! I was a silver star rider from England. Ah, if I had my bike I would be able to make all my deadlines easily.

I love biking. The feeling of freedom and, yes, power. The ability to move easily. Of course if it rains, it’s a little bit troublesome. Since I love water, I am pretty ok with that. I would be all geared up with long sleeved coat, gloves, decent shoes and even a reflector belt or vest. Safety is paramount. So most of all, a good decent helmet.

I can dream on…. especially when stuck in a jam.