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Edinburgh Festival Busy Bees

After a nasty start to the weekend, when we discovered that some drunk gits had let down our front bike tyres whilst they were stowed in the luggage area on the train, things have been looking up. We made it to my favourite restaurant David Bann last night, and ate nice soup, and in between these we squeezed in 9 shows, and very good they were too.

Here’s our dessert at David Bann…

A Brum Weekend

The weekend started well with a Flying Start 2 unofficial reunion dinner at ours.  Lex made a fantastic apple pie which finished our meal off nicely.  Lovely to catch up with everyone.

Lex cutting her apple pie

Saturday, Ed and I cycled over to Hockley for the Flyover Show headed up by the inspiring Soweto Kinch.  It really was under a flyover, as you can see.  Good vibe and an eclectic mix of music – from hip-hop to verging-on-classical type jazz glockenspiel!

flyover show

cycling through Hockleyflyover show

Today we headed over to catch the last hour of Stan’s Cafe’s 24 Hour Scalextric.  Impressive commentary from James and Craig, who kept it up for the full 24 hours, and were still keeping the crowd entertained with their sometimes hilarious free-associating right up to the final minute.

24 Hour Scalextric

24 Hour Scalextric

24 Hour Scalextric - the commentators

24 Hour Scalextric - the drivers celebrate

Chic Bike Kit

I came across a great little website today, selling stylish accessories and clothing for the fashion conscious cyclist cyclechic.co.uk. I quite fancy getting hold of the (slightly less chic, if I’m honest, but very practical) rain cape.


I reckon their kit would go pretty well with my retro styled bike – here’s a pic for those who’ve never had the joy of seeing it in real life…