Today I cycled down the hill on which I had my accident for the first time since and, as it happens, today was exactly five months later. I was, quite frankly, terrified but I knew that I had to face my demons. I gripped by new VBF (namely the brakes) the whole way down. I turned the very sharp corner at the end of the hill at the very spot where I had come a cropper on that cold January day and, having turned, I felt that I had turned a corner in my life in so many ways -  if that doesn't sound too dramatic..

Phil and Luca were behind me all the way on their bike/ chariot and were calling support to me throughout. When we reached the end Luca asked "Mama All right?" I was choked up and couldn’t reply at first. I had so many thoughts and emotions running through my head. So, upon reflection, here goes: I don't know what's around the corner for me now, as we set off, but I know who'll be there with me... And, yes, Luca that means that Mama is now and always will be “All right” my love.


At July 3, 2010 at 8:09 AM Niamh said...

Hi Auntie Linda,
So great to hear that you are back on your bike... successfully!
Here in Aus we are having a great winter holiday relaxing and walking by the beach. Very excited to see you soon,
Love Niamh
(your niece from Bondi)

At July 7, 2010 at 6:06 AM Dee said...

I'm so excited for you. Love to Luca and Phil. I will be tuning in to live vicariously through you every step of the way. And, no doubt that you've turned the perfect corner. Bonne chance and lots of love. Dee. x


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