So just recently i've been playing around with my camera phone and trying to work out which way is up (more complicated than you might think) and I made a couple of videos for you which I wanted to share.
The first is an example of how close we are to somewhere beautiful if we just know where to look - either side of this road in the video are main roads with lots of houses...and yet here we are: in the middle of all this suburban drawl, with open fields and a downhill to die for.
Most people who go cycling complain about the uphills - I love them. Why? Because you always get rewarded for an uphill by a view you really feel you've earned and, sooner or later, by a freewheeling downhill. I'm going about 26 miles per hour here - so this should give you an idea why I love cycling
Secondly - for those of you in need of a moment of pure, unadulterated awwww factor - here is a cat that can ramp the cuteness meter up beyond eleven. Just recently Tiny has been steering clear of me. Might be because the last time she came looking for fuss I picked her up, stuffed her in a bag, took her on a bumpy journey and then handed her over to a strange woman who stuck needles in her. That kind of thing affects your relationship.
With perfect timing though she came looking for fuss this morning just as my alarm went off: this was taken before the Booster-Injection-Incident.