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I’m A Keen Cyclist Now

I rode my bike around the block again this morning. Well it’s not my bike, it’s my bf’s bike. And actually it’s not his either, it’s a bicycle he got for his mum years ago that was never used. So now I’m using it, and it’s great! Also, when I say AROUND THE BLOCK it doesn’t mean your typical American square block, because Malvern is the English countryside with squiggly lanes and non-straight roads. I’ll download a cycle map app to route my paths soon, then I can put pics up on here.

But anyway, I cycled with basically coffee for breakfast. Started my period today too. So the cycling this morning wiped me out good enough. I’d never ridden a bike at all until I met my bf. He did a 60+ mile cycle ride last Sunday! I’m not up to more than 3 miles yet, but maybe some day I’ll ride 100. Yeah right. Lol
Cycling feels good though. I’m glad because I thought I’d hate it. The only thing that scares me are the cars. Biking on narrow winding roads and small lanes here is dangerous af!
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This Blog is Old School!

This is my old blogger blog. I now post direct on my website - under the Blog tab. Obviously. And here's a link!

I'm surprised I haven't just deleted this entire blog. I used to do that over the years! But I will totally leave this one up. I've got lots of terrific guest posts on here for your perusal. But there's brand new posts on my website, plus the latest of my book publications.

So visit my website for my new personal blog, book updates, and more! And visit my publishing house online at