December is proving more busy than I thought… juggling so many things, being more successful at some than other. Anyhow, it’s 6 days to go to Christmas! So all is good, really.
Right, now… These last two months have been pretty amazing. Amongst the chaos of juggling writing my thesis, which it’s due in end of Jan, and pushing my own work forward I have been really blessed with some great stuff!
As well as being the receiver of the best competition prize ever, thanks to CEoGB, I also received the best touring guide ever! Which also came as a big surprise!
Urban Adventure League (go check out his blog!) kindly contacted me, after I mentioned in a post that I am hoping to try more cycle touring (mini trips) next year with my Mr, saying he would give me a copy of his touring guide. Naive me I thought he was going to send me a PDF of it, but instead I received the most delightful parcel all the way from Portland, USA!
I am so impressed by his talent and kindness in sending it to me. Beautifully put together and illustrated, I also received two badges, which I was going to put on my panniers but they are too pretty to risk getting into someone else’s pocket, so they’ll be staying put, being shown off on one of my jackets.
I really look forward to trying my hand at cycle touring, starting small. The guide is perfect in these dreary wintry days… perfect to dream of sunshine and cycle rides for the summer to come!
Thanks again Shawn! I will sure share on this blog any touring adventures I get to do, come 2012.