July = hot

We are in the hot part of the summer.  Yard work is hot, miserable drudgery, but bicycling has been delightful, thanks to my awesome new 7-speed cruiser bike.  (Should have switched to this style of bike ages ago, but more on that later.)

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Bike path trestle view

Indoors, I’m chipping away at a couple of sewing projects.  This is one of the Liberty prints I acquired last month.  Was it last month already that I was in London?  I’m dying to go back for another visit.

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Juneathon ’15 wrap up

It wasn’t feasible for me to post Juneathon updates from June 18 on, but boy did I get a lot of exercise.  It was the usual activity associated with travel–lots of walking; lots of stairs; lots of carrying luggage.  When I got home and weighed myself, I had lost 3+ pounds.  So, aside from my inability to update my fitness log daily, I’m pronouncing Juneathon ’15 a success.  Now to keep up the progress as we head into the incredibly hot and muggy weeks of July.  So far I’ve done two bicycle commutes.

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My trip was 10 super-enjoyable days in England and Amsterdam.  Finally toured Westminster Abbey, and then went back for Sunday church service the next day.  Wow.  What an incredible place.

And, I finally shopped at Liberty of London.  Wow again!  I bought two pieces of their famous cotton prints.  I’m going to attempt to make a summer dress out of each.

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