Thursday, February 24, 2011
Meet my new best girl Queenie
Well it appears that I dropped enough hints about what I really really wanted for my birthday. My very own red retro cruiser bicycle. With a BASKET. I have been wanting a bicycle with a basket for the longest time. For the last 6 years though I have either been pregnant or with a small child attached to me which it makes it somewhat difficult to get the freedom to ride a bicycle. Now that Liongirl has recently turned 2 , it suddenly seemed like an option.
She arrived last week in pieces but spent a few days at our local bike shop as Legoman was not confident in his bike assembly skills. Riding her home today with my new skater girl style helmet was pure bliss. We have miles of bike tracks near our house and normally I am out pounding them with a double pram but not today. Today it was just me and Queenie, feeling the breeze and the sun all over us.
I don't know where the name Queenie came from. About a week ago I was reading someone else's blog who had just bought a vintage caravan and was considering name options. Queenie came to me then for the lovely caravan but I think it really suits my little red bicycle.
A girl called Queenie would be fun and vibrant and happy to be the centre of attention. She would probably have long red hair that would be super shiny and flick around her shoulders. And she would be defiantly unconventional. Queenie would love to have a wicker basket but we will make do with the wire one for now, infinately more practical with all the rain we have been getting around here. And she has put in a request for a bell that that seems quite reasonable to me. The gorgeous white seat and handle grips that she has been stalking on ebay will have to go on her long term wishlist.