Big blue skies

Ely to Coveney bikeride, Fenland in summer

Someone, somewhere, has switched on the summer switch. It’s amazing isn’t it? After a weekend of basking in the sunshine, a Monday morning has a completely different hue. I had a big to-list waiting for me after I’d dropped the boys off at school, but there’s something about warm, summer days that makes everything feel more spontaneous. So, instead of riding my bike straight home, I took a detour.

I meandered around the labyrinth of quiet housing estates for a while, but then found myself drawn to the edge of town and across to the quiet country road that leads to Coveney, a little village just outside Ely.

Ely to Coveney bikeride, Fenland in summer

On a hot day, it’s great to be whizzing along on two wheels: the wind in your hair and few cars passing you by. You hardly feel the heat, and when you’re used to living in a busy town, the peace of a quiet country road is bliss. The big blue skies of Fenland in summer are a sight to be relished – beauty is to be seen in every direction. From swathes of red poppies, to golden corn, it’s all there.

Ely to Coveney bikeride, Fenland in summer

Ely to Coveney bikeride, Fenland in summer

Ely to Coveney bikeride, Fenland in summer

I felt exhilarated, yet calm. And when I got back home my mind felt more focused and productive than it had for weeks. Getting a bike is really one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Does summer make you feel more spontaneous too?

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  1. July 20, 2016 / 7:16 am

    I agree Lizzie. I find I do a lot more spontaneous stuff when the weather is good. Chores can wait. We sometimes take a roundabout way home from school or have a picnic tea somewhere instead of dinner at home. It is a lovely feeling and I always have a sense of knowing what I have done with my times compared to the days when I am just doing the never ending round of tidying, laundry, dishwasher, etc.
    Lovely post!

  2. July 20, 2016 / 8:34 am

    “Getting a bike is really one of the best things I’ve ever done” – I couldn’t agree more, Lizzie. So glad you can share this pleasure.XXXXXX

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