Sunday, February 26, 2017

And I can ride three hundred miles and I can ride three hundred more......


Plans are underway for our tour to Biarritz, 300 miles to first stop, didn't see that coming!

Hello everyone, hope you have all had a great weekend and not let the weather get in the way, pretty rubbish at the moment isn't it. 

I thought I would start my blog by touching on our tour to Biarritz in France, hubby has started to plan the route and has pin pointed where the first stop from Caen should be.

After hunting for the first guest house and finding a beautiful place in Berneuil five miles from Saintes and running it pass me and our two friends Mike and Jackie who are touring with us hubby is happy with his first stop.

Me, well I was really pleased that I didn't have to hunt for a b&b or guest house for four people, not easy I said before he started, make sure there is secure parking I said, don't forget ensuite bathrooms I said, and dont forget we need two rooms not one.

Blow me, hubby found a beautiful place for us to stay for our first night. Looks absolutely gorgeously french and just up my street and I know that Mike and Jackie will love it.

After praising hubby and saying that it was beginners luck to find the guest house it dawned on me that I hadn't asked how far we would be travelling from Caen to the first stop. Well talk about mouth dropping when he told me it would be 300 miles approximately and calmly. I had to think for a minute, 300 miles, we had done 200 miles for each stop last year, but 300, ok, yes we can do this I thought, 300, yes we can do it, maybe a little sore on the bott but it is acheivable (you can listen to me and my thoughts leading up to the tour in future hubs, lucky you!)

Moving on, so we have four Sundays to go until Motogp starts. Hallaluyah! Seems like it has been a very a long winter.



Can't wait to see Rossi back in action, 10th title here we come!


These two below are going to bring fireworks to the party! (Forgive me if I'm wrong but Vinales looks very much like Lorenzo?)




So, poor Marquez dislocated a joint at a private testing, sure it won't stop him fighting for the title. Full of energy this one, youthful and demanding. Watch this space he has more competition than usual.


Welcome to Michael Dunlop a fab rider who rides bikes on the most difficult tracks in the world. Why don't you ride Motogp? No challenge for you? Lets see how you do this year. Isle of Man TT in my eyes is insane.




Suzuki being my favourite ride as a pillion (sorry Triumph friends, later, when hubby and I need to slow down, lol) love the bike, speed written all over it.


Welcome WSB I'm looking forward to writing about you all, yes, I have watched you year on year as hubby follows you, now I am following you and look forward to seeing the difference between Motogp and WSB, no competition with Isle of Man TT. Watch this space....


So, these are the guys, I'm sure you petrol heads are acquainted with them, their faces I need to get accustomed too, heard the names but not seen the faces.






















So, first up for a win at Phillip Island is Rea who makes it a double win and his 40th career win! Well done you....



Moving on to the allotment, well, what a shock, when we arrived we found that a panel in the greenhouse had blown out. Pretty annoying as my grandson Bradley was with me and being the nanny that I am wanted to impress only to find glass all over the floor and the poor little seedling shaking in their trays.




A huge panel had blown out and it had shattered across the whole of the allotment site, I spent ages cleaning it up, in the cold! Thankfully hubby was with us and saved the day by getting and fitting a new panel in a flash.


Unbelievable that the little plants that decided to show their little heads survived storm Doris, pretty pleased really but a little annoyed to find out that the plot is full frontal to the wind and gales.



Leeks are doing well.

First of the sweet peas appearing at the allotment.
Marigolds just coming through.


The beans are coming on nicely..



So Bradley my grandson decided to join us up at the allotment and he was so happy to help, not only with the wheelbarrow but also was keen to get us set up with our first video, something that I was apprehensive about doing. Funny how the younger generation encourage their elders to progress with technology.


https://plus.google.com/+TrudyCooper33/posts/APGHiuTJCY6

The link for our first video


Bradley set to work with setting up the selfie stick to my phone and showing me, I repeat showing me, a ten year old how to do a you tube video. Hopefully the link will work if not go to Trudy Cooper on you tube to see the video.


Now this picture was sent to me on facebook by one of my friends on facebook. Awesome yes, I would love to ride this and take piccies whilst doing so, you? Now if you know where it is please let me know, because my friend who posted it doesn't!



Thats it for now, take care all,

Ride safe......



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