Hello everyone, I've had a horrid chest infection over the last few days which has completely wiped me out so I'm now getting back on track. Of course, while I was laid up in bed, the weather was glorious and sunny outside so all I wanted to do was jump on my bicycle and head out into the country. And today, now that I'm better and will be heading back to work....it's freezing and their is a heavy fog out there! Typical Irish weather for you. But none the less, I'm still thinking of bicycles and remember several weeks ago discovering the website of Pashley Cycles in England.
These are beautiful hand built cycles - sturdy, functional and handsomely designed. Pashley has been making these in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1926. The make classic and contemporary bicycles, tricycles for grown-ups and children and work bicycles
for those postmen who are still cycling. We had a cycling postman for a while but then we've been replaced by a heavy set fella who drives a non-post truck and drives door to door along our street (when he could really use a bit of exercise).
But I just love this classic look - and check out the white tires! And I LOVE the wicker basket - so hard to find and cost a fortune.
If things really get tough, I could always hop on one of these and head down to Ballybunion on a one of the hot sunny days and try my go and making a living at selling candy floss! Or sure just wheel through the streets of Nenagh.
Well, my main objective here was really to introduce you to a well established company doing good work, continuing to create beautiful hand built products that will last and last and obviously as a company they have lasted through recessions and World Wars and much more so there's something to be said about making a superior product.
So do you love them as much as I do? Do go to their website - Pashley Cycles - my favourite part of their site is all the photographs their clients have sent in of their bicycles around the world. In location on a picnic, by the sea, you name it. Once purchased, these bicycles are well loved and well enjoyed.
Which one is your favourite?
Have a fabulous weekend - I'll be back to proper blogging again now.