The weather forecast was for sunshine from 7.15am. So, I got up early this morning, loaded my scooter with the essentials – camera, sugar free sweets and my travel cup full of hot tea.
In the rain.
Oh well. Nevermind.
To be honest, I need to gather as much experience as possible riding my scooter in different weather conditions as I am very new to it. This has been my first week riding it since I completed my Compulsory Basic Training. I don’t drive a car and at 45, becoming a Scooterist is quite a big adventure for me!
I’m so very glad I’ve done it though. It has been quite nerve wracking at times, and I know there will be more moments that scare me. But that is life. Wonderful, exciting and scary!
Because nerves were starting to get the better of me I have taken action in the form of using the Headspace app. Meditation and Mindfulness have been proven to help with anxiety and stress, and even after just a few sessions I am feeling the benefit.
My first stop was at a local wildlife reserve. It was so atmospheric in the mist. Not another soul about, just the birds, a leaping fish (carp I think), and myself. Perfect.
Once I’d finished my tea it was back on the scooter and off to my next stop.
This small and beautiful Arbouretum is a real treasure. On a brighter day the colours will be fantastic, but even in the rain it was lovely.
I also made a new friend!
By this time I was getting hungry so I made my way on down the road to a cafe in the forest.
As a low carb eater I made a few swaps to my breakfast order, no bread or fried potatoes but instead extra mushrooms and tomato. Lush, I do love a good cooked breakfast!
Fueled up, I headed home via the scenic route. Altogether it was approximately a 25 mile round trip, and I loved it.
Once home, it was a quick change of clothes before heading to Gloucester Cathedral with my family to see the Museum of the Moon exhibit.
It was rather beautiful and unusual in the awe-inspiring setting of the Cathedral with the music and lighting adding to the ambiance. The exhibition will be travelling the world throughout the remainder of this year and into next.
I hope you have had a lovely weekend, here’s to a good week, of adventures both great and small and of overcoming fear and having fun!
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