Thursday, 9 May 2013

Maintenant nous sommes trois.

Vivi la petite 'Tati' 'as joined us in Plymouth 'ere we are outside Rockets and Rascals a beautiful new bicycle emporium cafe cum bikeshop repair shop

Here be links to things of interest we have discovered on our journey to Plymouth
Marcus in the mousehouse told us of the Small is...festival is beautiful also.

Look out for Mr Funny along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal for some truly scrumptious cider fruit cake and refreshments.

To learn more about Judi's wonderful epic solo adventure cycling around the world

The truly hospitable Phil introduced us to Servas, the oldest hospitality exchange organization.
'Dream a little. Become a part of a community of global peace-seekers.  Learn a new way of speaking, traveling and listening.'

Cycle to the Music festival at Yarde Orchard August 16th-18th and other events

Oddbodies and odd cats, thanks for sharing your garden with us.

Yo ho ho Plymouth Hoe

We've made it to Plymouth in time and in one piece.
The ferry is leaving tonight and we can't wait to get out of here and for the adventure to really begin!
 magical green mossy, spooky woods on the Tarka Trail 

This lovely giantess spotted us, we had a little chat and went on our way.

Round the edge of the Dartmoor, close enough to get a good view yet far enough away to be safe from the hairy hands
 The brand spanking new bicycle bridge along the Drakes Trail. For some odd reason it's built on a slope...
 Bluebell woods in the Plym Valley
 Arriving in Plymouth along the Saltram

Monday, 6 May 2013

It's a wonderful world we live in....

Warm showers, lovely people, hospitality wherever we go,
down the Strawberry Line from Backwell to Bridgwater. through the orchards and past the Cider Swamp
Along the canal to Taunton, beautiful stretch. look out for Mr Funny and delicious cider fruity cake

beware pixies !
and especially beware trolls under bridges !
leaving Culmstock for our big big ride acroos the Ex moors

our first Giant climbed Black Cat to Oakridge
picturesque Tiverton canal route, wow
a sleeping Miss Giant contender No.16
breakfast at Yarde Orchard
our first Kamishibai performance with accompanying pedal powered sound system at Yarde Orchard
BIG Giant thank you to Anne and Robin, Marcus and the mousehouse, Judi, 'big bird on a bike', Phil our saviour after our giant climbing experience, David and Charlie at Yrade Orchard for being absolutely lovely and making the beginning of our journey so wonderful. 

It's a wonderful world we live in.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

We've departed Bristol and are on route.....

After receiving our emissarial duties to twin the The Bristol Bike Project with the Augsburg Bike Kitchen
and receiving numerous blessings upon our bicycles involving coffee, kisses and brownie dust we set off with the lovely Vreni to accompany us to Backwell.

Pictures to follow, we're free and errant.

Yarde Orchard, The Tarka Trail, Monday May 6th.

Giants in the Forest; What Giants!? Kamishibal storytelling workshop and performance.

!0.30am - 12.30pm
A Kamishibai stroytelling workshop- create, illustrate, text and then perform a kamishibai story with What Giants!?
What Giants!? will premiere their first presentation of Kamishibai stories, including 'Goram, Vincent and the lovely Avona' , 'the Berkshire Giant' and the first instalment of 'the adventures of Aaron Errant', a cyclist-errant adventurer.

 Yarde Orchard