Thursday, 11 December 2014

I Want to Ride My Bicycle With A Basket


Ever coveted something ? something you really want I am not talking a chocolate bar or indeed a glass or wine or glass of refreshing water in the summer heat. I am meaning a real need , bordering on a healthy obsession and one that can not be quelled to you have achieved this. My husband says if I achieve this then I am channeling my inner wicked witch of the west , oh don't worry I have already given him the blank look and not washed his pants for 5 days . Not that I hold a grudge or anything by I do like to get my point across , it is a healthy obsession and it is one of a bicycle with a basket.


I need a bicycle with a basket , a whimsically magical need the more I look the more I want and I have just the lanes that I will take the bialy down. I would either call that bicycle Celia or Myfanwy. Long before 'Myfanwfy' was a David Essex song it was a poem by Sir John Betjeman and it is a beautiful , romantic poem awww sighs and I live on the edge of a park and I love Robinson marmalade . Isn't the half light of the day one of the most alluring of the day a light that draws you in and holds you in a warm moment of time.

As  I think that is a name that really suits a bicycle, the car is called Mrs Robinson and the car hates me ( I don't drive ) and it is trying to kill me I am sure of it but more of that in another post.






This is a card my friend Jane made for me as it was my birthday last week isn't superb ! and I love bunting as well I have a real weakness for it. And also I blooming well love tea so much I made 2 cups of tea and there is only me in the house.


Wondering where I would take my bicycle with a basket if I was to get it places like the which is just down the road for me , a fairy step away in a quiet unspoilt unless rolling countryside where the clouds skip along the horizon.





I so want a bicycle with a basket I so wistfully want.


It reminds me of a gentler way of life and idyll that can still ring true today and it would make me so calm of mind to have the wind whistling through my soul.


16 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you on this need. I've been stalking these bikes on eBay for months now and when MOH suggests another one that's not gazillions of pounds (well hundreds) my first response is "there's no basket" quickly followed by "how can that even be a proper bike without a basket" at which point he shakes his head and retreats quickly... I've got my sensible head on right now and have parked this obsession until there's weather I might be tempted to walk up the garden in to fetch my beautiful bike from its shed. Glad I am not alone... But arghhh I don't have a name for mine... Yet !!

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  2. there aren't enough baskety bicycles around. I hope one finds its way to you x

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  3. I hope you find your dream bicycle soon! x

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  4. I'd love a bike like this, in sky blue or yellow. Hope Santa brings you your dream bike xx

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  5. I don't think you can beat cycling along with all you need in the perfect basket! Hope one rides its way to you soon....

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  6. I have a bicycle with a basket! It's aqua coloured with birds painted on it. The only problem is it is hard work to get up hills as it is not a light bike! I've always worked on the theory that girls bikes are less stealable, but I'm not so sure if that is the case now!

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  7. I love the styling and romance of bicycles with baskets plus the thought of riding around as if it is the 1920s but I really have difficulty riding them! This is why I ride a flat handled mountain bike with 29 inch wheels!

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  8. What a lovely card. My Mum had a bicycle with a basket when I was a child - oh the lovely memories. x

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  9. I always wanted a bike with a basket. Even way back when all the girls in school had one and I had a grifter instead!

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  10. I ALWAYS wanted a basket on my bike - my granny got me one and it was red and white, I still remember putting things in it with great pride!

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  11. I have always wanted a bicycle with basket too

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  12. I'm sorry, but I was thinking the exact same thing as your husband (don't hate me!). Seriously though, I love getting outdoors on a bike. I always feel so free when I'm cycling and can't wait to get both of my children into the sport.

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  13. That is a beautiful bike - I love how in Scandinavia everyone has them - I wish as a country we were more set up for them. Hope you get it!!

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  14. A bicycle with a basket reminds me on times gone by, more innocent times, and a time which the world needs right now...hope you get your bicycle! x

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  15. I can't wait for Oliver to be big enough for bike rides so that I can get one of these!

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