Leeds Cyclist RIP from a coffee shop – daydreaming #diary

Last night my mum discovered the moth flying around her tv room has been eating her chair. Today she decided to re-upholster it. My agenda slightly different. Want to get on with writing. I’ve more time than usual as I’m waiting to get back to Leeds next week!

So … I’ve snuck off to a coffee shop in Leamington Spa where I’m currently sitting in the window, absorbing people – culture. I love time alone – fly on the wall. Being lost in a world where there’s variety, diversity, chat – traffic hums. I often wonder when people walk fast whether they’re trying to look important. Why does sauntering deem itself untrendy?

Got stuck into a bowl of mussels. I don’t eat meat – do fish now and again. I don’t have to justify – I just listen to my soul food.

Received call from Leeds. Sad news. A cyclist got hit by a car out of control – now dead. Head and legs not in tact. It was messy … Tragic.

I’ve been saying for years there’re no adequate lanes for cyclists on the Kirkstall Road. Something really needs to be done about this. Cyclists are not second class citizens. They’re taking a healthier option. Many too, can’t afford cars. Some person going to work today never arrived. I send love.

I’ve been lost without my camera. It’s not flashy but I’m used to it. I get the result I want. I’m not technically knowledgeable about software but I have a creative eye. I tried to photograph some soup and I think the lens got steamed up beyond repair. I don’t think we’re supposed to stick them in saucepans on the boil …?

Found specialist shop – they’ve got me a replacement lens at £139.00 – maybe time to think about a new camera – I shall ponder. I am building quite a collection of gadgets. My load is heavy. I’ve now got an iPhone too, but – it’s not the same as my camera. Despite my nomadic impression, I am a creature of habit. I stick with what works well for me.

Time to crack on – I’ve a coffee to finish then some writing. I wanted to video the Xmas lights but I’ve forgot my video camera! aaahh!

The photo I’ve attached is of a previous adventure in Banbury. I am on my Chromebook so have limited files.

Thoughts right now with friends and family of Leeds cyclist. I will light a candle later and have a few moments. We must all consider cyclists as much as any other person using the road.

Tiffany X

#lunch #wordpress #cyclistsneedprotection #blogging #Diary #dining #leeds

Belleva LTD is a registered company 11636093 to the address 30 St Chads Road  Blackpool United Kingdom FY1 6BP. Belleva is also a registered trademark and all content here is our own original material. Belleva is protected by laws of copyright.

© 2023 by Belleva House ™

Belleva House Blackpool

Home. Heart. Hotel.

Useful links:

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Premier Taxis (100% electric cars)

Viva Blackpool

Blackpool Zoo

Funny Girls

Hogarths Gin Bar

The Eating Inn (South Shore) 

The Stone Grill (15 minute drive or tram)

The Royal Carlton Hotel

(late drinks around the corner with sea view)

Dirty Blondes (bar and pizza)

Winter Gardens ( theatre, great afternoon tea)

St John's Church (set in beautiful square in town)

Michael Wans Mandarin (family run)

Blackpool Comedy Club 

Amazing Graze

(delicious stone baked pizza take away, all proceeds support the very vulnerable it is around the corner of Belleva on Talbot Street you will be made welcome)

South Shore Soap Co hand made and hand poured soap and wax melts made with love in Blackpool. Dispatch UK.

  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Belleva House is a boutique villa hotel located on St Chads Road Blackpool. 7 individually designed, elegant 'double' bedrooms - ideal for that peaceful, romantic getaway to a quirky, nostalgic seaside town. Each bedroom has a private bathroom or en-suite shower room. Your chosen room comes with a hamper of treats to enjoy during your stay - along with hot drinks, water, mints, fresh towels, eco toiletries, bath robes and most rooms have a mini fridge. Plus super fast inclusive WIFI, flat screen smart TV, movie channels and Alexa! Three of our luxurious bathrooms also have (bathroom friendly) wall mounted flat screen smart TV. There is a communal chill out lounge with free tea and coffee, magazines and books plus art and crafts for sale and a 'hot pot' of the day. All bookings are inclusive of a Mediterranean style breakfast.