Today the sun shone. It was shining when I woke up and is still shining weakly as I write this. It was the excuse I needed to get on a bike and ride out into the countryside. Bike riders know this is good for the soul and, I believe, it is doubly so for freelancers who spend an inordinate amount of time chained to a computer. In my case the Mac is in my basement so the urge to feel fresh air and blue skies is a pull
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I always take my iPhone in a plaggy bag and set off the Everytrail app as I leave the house, for no other reason than I like watching the little blue me (close the graph and you can see it!) riding around the lanes when I get home. Today the low sun flickered through the hedgerows like a strobe and left long shadows across the fields. The recent winds had died. I'm glad I went.