Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, July 4, 2011

Just Putting It Out There...

It's my birthday this month,

and I really, really, really,
want one of these...

It's a Fuji Saratoga 2.0 Step-Thru Bike...
and it's white!

I've rented one three times now
to take on fairly long-distance rides
(2 @ 50 km and most recently a 60 km ride)

Steve, the guy in town who owns Zoom Leisure, the rental shop, calls them
Coffee Bikes...

because they are so comfortable, you could
drink a cup of coffee while riding...and it's true!

Now, our part of the country is full of very
serious bike-riders...

and I am most definitely not one of these...
(as my daughter says..."what is it with the gloves???")

But, I do love toodling along, at my own pace
enjoying the scenery.

This is seriously good fun.
Hope hubby reads this post!


  1. Ok, J, will try and get the message to him.

  2. We'll all keep our fingers crossed for you.

  3. Good grief; Jacquie's turning into a biker!

    Oh, different kind of bike. Whew! That's OK.

    I have a bike that I enjoy, and on to which I hope to get this summer. Hope you get one that you enjoy, too!

  4. I think it'll suit you. It looks very comfortable.

    I too have a bike, but sadly a dodgy knee now forbids its use. I miss it.

  5. Sending fancy-coffe-bike thoughts your hubby's way! He must know that it would be the best gift in the whole entire world, and that you'll take good care of it, and that you'll ride it every single day, and that you'll never ask for anything else ever again (except new heels to wear while riding it), and that you'll let him ride it once in a while! There...that ought to do of luck!
    Sending happy pre-birthday wishes J...
    xo J~

  6. What nice gifts to wish for!! I hope Santa is good to you~~whoops, I mean your husband!! :-))

    I hope you're enjoying your day!!

  7. O'h I just love the last pic,if only we all looked do elegant..sigh...I also have a little secret wish for a bike ay 62 do you think I will get lucky lol plus our little town is so hilly!

  8. Happy Birthday J for which ever day it is AND happy biking!

  9. Thanks everyone...if he doesn't hear you lot screaming, he won't hear anything! Birthday isn't until the end of the month, so keep the vibe going!
    Cro...I would have thought biking (aka building quads above your knee) would have been just about the best exercise for you.
    Yes Jessica...all of the above...I promise!
    Blessed Life...Go for it girl - 62, shmicktey-doo...and the more hills the better...your heart and lungs will love you.

  10. That's ever such a stylish bike and would suit you beautifully - hope someone takes the hint!

  11. sweetie
    have a happy birthday
    you look 30!
    (if you are 29 I apologise)

  12. You are wonderful John...but my kids are over 30!

  13. I have a friend who buys her own gift and gives her husband the bill. There is no romanticism in it, but she gets what she wants.

  14. I hope you ended up getting this bike Jacqueline. I am shopping for a new bike and remembered your blog post all this time ago.

    Where did you buy it from? I am having trouble finding one in Oakville.

    I hope you are well. Miss your blogging. Chania


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