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JusJoJan 18th – that’s one way to start a day

JoAnna is responsible for todays prompt, cycle. It’s the 18th day of Linda G Hill’s annual JusJoJan challenge.


Mr D and I start every week day with a ten mile cycle, all from the comfort ( I use this term loosely) of our garage. During one of the lockdowns, number 3 I think, we bought a stand for my bicycle and a couple of Bluetooth sensors. A handy (free) app records how fast we move and our total distances.

At the beginning of 2021, we charted each cycle to see how far we’d traveled . We managed to complete enough miles for Land’s End to John o’Groats and the Camino de Santiago, before we got bored of recording our virtual trips.

Fast-forward to today, and we are still going strong. 10 miles before the working day kicks off. To pass the time I hunt for something to watch on my tablet. Today I was so engrossed in the program, I didn’t realise I’d overshot my target distance! The only new items we both invested in for comfort, are cycling shorts, with butt padding in all the right place!

All this talk of cycling has jogged my memory. I need to sort through our bins as it’s recycling collection day tomorrow! TTFN

Blog Posts, Prompts

JusJoJan 17th – footloose and fancy free

Here we are, on what is supposed to be ‘Blue Monday’ and our prompt word for today is ‘joy’! Thanks to theindieshe for the suggestion and to Linda G Hill for hosting.


This weekend Mr D and I had the joy and pleasure of visiting London, just our two selves! We spent the majority of the day in the Tower of London.

It’s been on my bucket list for years. I visit London but never get the chance to go. This visit was different. I was in charge of the itinerary, so it was top of the list.

The combination of January, lack of foreign tourists and Baltic conditions meant no queues for anything, not even the Crown Jewels! My , eyes enjoyed seeing these beauties in real life without the pressure of people pushing past etc.

The Tower raven population was entertaining. I knew they were big birds, but had no idea how chatty they could be with their loud and raucous squawking!

Later that day, we met up with friends and enjoyed a fabulous dinner. Afterwards we decided to walk back to our hotel, taking in the sights on the Strand, Westminster and the London Eye.

As we walked past the entrance to Downing Street we though we could hear the sounds of a party and wine glasses clinking. Might have been my imagination!

Anyhoo, this post explains my absence over the weekend. Busy experiencing the joy of a city break.