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A short cycle ride today

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Hi all

I met a friend today, we kept our distance, and we supported another friend by standing watching her dad's hearse drive down the road. We wanted to support her and it was a good way of doing that. I didn't know her dad so it wasn't emotional for me so I was able to support.

After than we sat down on some grass and had a chat.

I collected some Vegan cheese from my daughter's friend who kindly ordered it for me and then cycled home the scenic route.

I hope you like the photos.


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Agoodenough profile image

Ah that was kind. I’m sure your gesture was very much appreciated. 💚

in reply to Agoodenough

Thank you and she mouthed thank you as she walked behind the hearse. I was pleased to be there for her.❤

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I'm so pleased you were able to support your friend. It was my Aunty's funeral 3 weeks ago , we obviously weren't allowed to go. My uncle is having a memorial when all this is over. Take care and stay safe. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗🌈💜

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It was good to be able to do that, she just sent me a lovely text to thank me bless her.

I'm sorry it was your Aunty's funeral, it's difficult at times like this.

Take care and stay safe.

Alicia xxx😊❤🌈

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Thank you for your kind words. I know I don't know your friend but please pass on my condolences to her. It's hard enough when you lose someone but it must be even harder when you can't hug anyone etc. Loads of love Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗🌈💜

craftynan2five profile image

Hi Alicia glad you enjoyed your day out today,its so nice to catch up with friends even if we have to keep our distance.Glad you were there to support your friend it must be so hard to organise a funeral during these dark times. My son lost his dear friend 2 weeks ago they were a big family and could only have 10 people inside cremotorium but my son said it was amazing the ammount of people that lined the street at a social distance and loads lining up at cremotorium with loudspeakers outside he still got a very good send off. just imagine though the loved ones inside 2 mt apart and not being able to support each other with hugs etc. Anyway glad you got your cheese and enjoyed the bike ride home , by the wat the vista looks beautiful today. Anne xx

in reply to craftynan2five

I saw a friend last week and we sat apart in her garden, it was lovely.

It was good to be able to support her, she did amazingly well. That was hard for your son to attend his friend's funeral, someone taken far too young I'd say. I'm glad the send off was so good though.

Yes amazingly it's 2kg cheese for £9, that's very cheap for Vegan cheese.

Thank you, yes a lovely day for taking photos.


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I'm so sorry to hear about you son's friend, this must have been so hard for them all. Please tell your son I'm thinking if him

Take care and stay safe Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗🌈💜

Jennymary profile image

That was a lovely thing to do for your friend, and glad you enjoyed your bike ride, I've got mum's funeral on Friday afternoon and we've found out today that I need to sit separately from my brother and sister as they live at a different address to me

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I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. It must be so hard. Thinking of you all. You can pm me if you want/need anything. All my love Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗🌈💜

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Thank you Jennymary, my friend thanked me walking down behind the hearse, she did very well.

I'm so sorry you aren't going to be able to sit with your brother and sister, very hard. I hope you'll catch up when we are all able to see our families again.

The bike ride was hot but good.

Take care and stay safe.


Tara52 profile image

Great pics & story, thanks. I haven't ridden a bicycle in 16 years.

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Thank you Tara. I love my bike.🚴‍♀️

Thank you Jerry, yes my friend was appreciative and I've had a lovely text from her.

My daughter's friend got me 2kg Vegan cheese for £9, bargain.

Yes I managed to get horses in my photo again😉

Thank you and you enjoy the rest of your evening.

Stay safe and well.

Alicia 🌈😊🙏

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits

That would be a long ride for me!!!!

Glad you could be there to support your friend and sorry for her loss

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I've been riding my bike for many years now but since we were on lockdown I've been riding it even more.

Thank you and I was glad I was able to be there as well.

Some lovely photos as always Alicia and I'm so glad you were able to support your friend and also have some company. All in all a really well spent day!🙏

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Thank you and I'm so pleased I was able to be there, she sent me a lovely text last night thanking me bless her. It was a well spent day. :)

bobbybobb profile image

It was a busy day for you and your friend must have greatly appreciated the support. Lovely scenic pictures along the way. 😊🌸

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It was and it was lovely to be there for her and she did send me a lovely text last night thanking me which I thought was so lovely of her. Thank you and I was pleased to be able to take some pictures. :)

daveh121 profile image

Good for you.

On the ride and support. Always a difficult time.

I do like the photos.

We are now in the Sierra Nevada foothills where the temp reached 103f.

I am really looking forward to a ride in the morning. There are some nice ones here. I seem to enjoy the hot weather.

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Thank you Dave and I was glad I was able to be there for her which she did appreciate. It was okay for me as I didn't know her dad so I was able to be there without showing emotion, just support.

Thank you and it was a beautiful day.

Oh my goodness, that's a very hot day.

I hope you are able to get out on your ride today and I also enjoy the hot weather, I'd much rather ride in heat than the cold.

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Yes, heat is good for me also. The ride was perfect. I forgot my phone for the photos though. Maybe Saturday I’ll do better.

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It was sunny, warm and windy today. Looking forward to seeing your photos from tomorrow's ride.😊

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daveh121 in reply to

I might get rained out, but Sunday looks good. Thunderstorms for Saturday morning.

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Keeping fingers crossed for Sunday for you.🤞🌈

Sheila_G profile image

I am sure your friend took a lot of comfort from your actions. Love the photos. All that space. I am forgetting what it feels like. x

in reply to Sheila_G

She was very appreciative which was so lovely of her. Thank you and I'm really fortunate to live where I do.

I really hope you are able to get out soon.

Take care x

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Sekka in reply to

Thankyou! Winter where I live doesn't last too long fortunately and I can go for short drives to the coast and visit my family sitting in my car and parked on their driveway! They keep well back and the children give themselves a self hug and I do the same! This time will pass eventually! Stay safe!

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I'm glad it doesn't last too long, sounds like my ideal place to live.

That's lovely visiting your family and yes this will soon be over. How lovely for the children to give self hugs, I like that.

Stay safe and well.

Sekka profile image

That was a lovely supportive thing to do. Love the photos too! Sekka from Australia.

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Thank you Sekka and she was very appreciative. I do enjoy where I live. I hope the weather is good where you are in Australia as I know you are coming in to Winter now.

So kind of you, and beautiful.❤️

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Thank you, appreciate your lovely words.


mattymoo33 profile image

Stunning views as ever 😍.

You sound like a great friend to have during these times...and also when things aren't quite so tough. 🌈🚵

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Thank you mattymoo.

I have to say my friend is the most caring person, she puts others before herself.

I'm so looking forward to seeing her socially under different circumstances.

Alicia 🌈🌈😊

nosher profile image

This covid19 has so many negatives and sadness but when I read posts like yours I become so aware of all the kindness that is around us. I see it everyday among my friends and strangers, also. I hope to keep this awareness and gratitude when this is over.

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I agree it really does but agree also that there are positives ie. I think people are now starting to want less 'things/possessions' and that's a very good thing.

Thank you so much for your very kind words, I really appreciate it.🌈🙏😊

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