Today I was on a busy schedule, needing to go to my mum's house to make some urgent telephone calls on her behalf and to deal with a mini-mountain of equally pressing correspondence.
This afternoon I had to go to mother -in-law's to deal with correspondence that she didn't quite understand, before picking DD4 up from school.
Having only a very limited number of hours at my disposal and an even more limited amount of cash, which precluded my using public transport, I was cogitating how I would manage to cram it all in.
As the sun was shining brightly, I decided to drag out my cycle and cycle helmet from the garage.
I have not ridden a bicycle for more than a minute or two at a time for well over twenty years, but today I managed to haul myself , albeit fairly slowly, for the whole two and a half miles (including hills) up to Mum's, and two and a half miles back again. I then walked from my house to mother-in-law's and back, then down to school and back.
I am still alive and kicking, though my legs are aching :-)
Heartfelt thanks are duly recorded to St Nicholas and my guardian angel for their intercessions :-)