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Lizzie L
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My new bike, a Koga Traveller, mixte version.
Finally, after a long wait, I have a new bicycle! And here it is.... I'll give the details in a minute, but first a brief look back at last year, when  I bought a  step through touring bike from Oxford Bike Works . After a month or so I returned it and had ...

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Janome Novum 591 Deluxe Mark X sewing machine
I bought this machine last year in a charity shop and have finally got round to looking it over. Rather infuriatingly, it has been very hard to find out much about it. It's bit of a mystery machine. Google comes up with precisely two images, one of which is...

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My best cycling trousers - from the £1 rail in a charity shop.
I have discovered I am not the only one scouring the internet for the ideal cycling trousers. If you are interested in reading what others have to say on the subject, then have a look at this article  "What would your ideal cycle touring clothing collection...

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Home made hanging sponge/wash bag
I can't believe I'm writing another blog post so soon! But there's a good reason. When I was away on my bike trip, I realized that my home made sponge bag  could be improved upon. I needed one with a zip that opened up beyond the bag ends so that I could se...

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Wiltshire/Hampshire mini bike tour
I had been thinking lately that it was high time I had a bike trip, so as sewing jobs were up to date and the weather forecast for the week was good, I had a look online at which youth hostels were within a day's ride and were also offering good rates. I pi...

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Mini baby quilt
I don't claim to be a quilter, and I don't follow the rules, but I do like having a go, and the mini baby quilt further down is the latest attempt. My first attempt was this  cot quilt , and also the single cot pocket below. Bits of my wedding dress fabric ...

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Singer 616G now up and running
Last year a sewing acquaintance gave me this machine. Someone had given it to her but she didn't want it.  The G in the model number, 616G, indicates that it was made in Germany, but apart from that I couldn't find out much about it in the usual way, which ...

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Re yesterday's post, entitled "Oxford Bike Works step through bike"
If you subscribe by email, when I publish a post you get it in your inbox, and so do I. However I have not yet received that email, so am wondering if those who subscribe by email have also not received it. I have read about this happening to other bloggers...

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Oxford Bike Works step through touring bike
I have been intending to write this post since last October, and now having read  this post on anniebikes  recently about the Rivendell Clementine I've been inspired to get on and do it, as her post, and the comments that follow, has lots of interesting thi...

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Winter cycling - a bit late!
I can't believe it's March already, and I haven't yet written my "Winter Cycling" post...... possibly the following explains why: Early February - down to Devon to help look after new granddaughter (while Marines daddy is away) for 11 days. Back home for 3....
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