Today I had one of those days when you hop from one place to another, and you plan your route home to make sure you hit all the places you need to see/go to in one go!
I got half way through my list of things to do/places to go to, and I got to Withington. I locked my bike to the only signpost fit for my lock that I could find (no bike racks in sight, oh no!!)… and what do I see???? A delightful ladybird!
You may not know that I love ladybirds. When I was little my dad had this little magnet in the shape of a ladybird that he had in his car, and always told me that as ladybirds bring good luck, his ladybird magnet would bring him luck and keep him safe (for work he always had to travel long distances for his commute), I guess for a little girl of 2 or 3 anything sounded good to ensure her daddy was safe! But since that young age I think of ladybirds so dearly, and since having an allotment I cherish them as a powerful allay to have in growing veg the organic way!
I was so delighted to spot this little one, another sure sign of spring. Although slightly irritated by lack of cycle racks, this little friend brought a smile to my face!
[Reason one million and one for cycling!]