Sunday 20 March 2011

Friday Morning Bike Ride

On Friday morning I got to get out on a bike ride (hubby being stuck at home with a broken collar bone does have its baby-sitting advantages!)

After arranging to meet up with a friend for the central part of the ride I set off along the cycle path.

A suitably locomotive sculpture; the cycle path is a disued railway line. Beautiful blue skies.

Over the river.

Tractor and trailer heading home to the farm.

Snow on the hills.

Early lambs getting big.

Two bikes for this week's bike shot. I am not alone...

Trees, hills and sheep. The landscape still looks a little wintry, but the brightness of the light indicates Spring (so I think anyway!)

Back on my own I leave the cycle path for the roads.

Umm, still more trees, hills and sheep!

A little bit of ruined castle.

I came home along a road I'd driven several times but never cycled. It looked promising from the car, but once on the bike and able to take in the views properly I wasn't too impressed, hence the lack of photos for the journey home.

Just as well I did get out on my bike though as there's been a bit of baking happening here.

Mmmm cakes. A few calories worked off on the bike, and topped up again once home.

The chocolately one was an experimental tiffin recipe and it was yummy - better than my original tiffin recipe. I'll attempt it again and will post the updated recipe, all being well.

Today we went to the seaside, photos to follow...


June said...

Lovely photos and lovely scenery. Like the sculpture!

Apples and Pears said...

Gorgeous photos! That sponge looks amazing! What did you use as a template? x

Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake said...

Oh my! Reading that just now gave me the biggest pang of homesickness I've had since being Down Under!! I do love being here, but snow on the hills, old castles and walls! I think the oldest thing here is about 150 years old!
Thank you so much for your bike rides, LOVE them!
Sandra x

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Anne, I loved going along with you today.. it's rainy and cold here in Oregon USA.. Lucky you!!

Yummy looking desserts!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Aunty Bee said...

Photos look great, even me who loves Autumn thinks your photos of spring are delicious. Not to forget the cakes.

two bones and a bagle said...

Beautiful photos and love the cakes have a peek at my blog for a little chuckle at my tea and tiffin watch - if you wish - did you have a stencil for the pattern on the cake?

rockinloubylou said...

How nice to return home to such lovely cakes. Lucky the photo doesn't show the dust on my bike!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely day for a cycle ride. Broken bones obviously have some fabulous advantages!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I do enjoy your cycle ride photos. Always such beautiful scenery on the way. The cakes look so delicious! Nice decorative touch with the icing sugar on the sponge cake.
Isabelle x

June said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. I hope to visit your blog again soon!

Cathy said...

Oh dear Anne. Just as I was enjoying your lovely biking photos you had to go and spoil it with featuring your delicious looking cakes. I now have a need for some cake myself and I was doing so well...! I fancy a piece of that Victoria sponge cake I think.

Apples and Pears said...

There is something for you on my blog...

Michelle Glauser said...

How in the world did you make that gorgeous pattern on the cake?


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