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About girlonahandcycle

Natural Brit/Naturalized American wife, mom, grandma and all around old broad still happily ignoring my MS (since 1985 - ha!). Every time it slows me down I find a way to speed back up which explains my very cool Tilite wheelchair and Top End handcycle ..........also my ripped arms ; ) Don't get back to the homeland or to other cool places quite as easily or often as I'd like anymore so theoretically my rambling here keeps me a little more connected to far away friends and family.

Monday, Monday..

So today I had Chelsea, Cora and Anders come and spend the morning with me, David got home from a 6 day trip at lunchtime and then just before my usual neighbourhood Monday happy hour 2 pods of resident orcas … Continue reading

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Family, farewells and the fabulous English countryside

The views and villages are what I grew up with every day of my youth and Dad’s farewell gave me the chance to see not only my Mom and brother but also some of my Aunties and Uncles plus most … Continue reading

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Submarines and sunsets …..

made it home from the motherland in time to enjoy views of submarines and sunsets through my windows today in between unpacking, washing, food shopping etc etc……. tomorrow I’m hoping to avoid this afternoon’s sinking feeling and be back on … Continue reading

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Great as it was that Taryn managed to get here, it would have been even better if the hotel hadn’t messed up our reservations and had a room for her tonight! 🙄

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An early autumn treat

Nice to be treated to a few nights of sunsets like these before I forget summer altogether 😀

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Autumn approaches…

Apparently in a three hour period here yesterday we had five times more rain than we had done in the previous two and a half months! Of course, most of us in Seattle were more concerned about the level of … Continue reading

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Enjoying our view….

Nothing like a few orcas to go with our September sunshine on a Friday morning! Easy to keep track of them too with all the boats following them! 😀

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the advantages of a David getting older…..

you get to go out to somewhere you actually like to eat and drink and pretend it’s a treat for his birthday 🤣

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you have to be kidding me!!!

OK so when I was working out on my new exercise machine yesterday, David went out kayaking with Tom, one of our neighbors. Originally Tom had offered stand up paddle boarding but David said the water was too cold for … Continue reading

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My new exercise machine is TOUGHER than my handcycle on the bike trainer was! I started slowly with 15 mins a day to get used to it, had a break for a few days because life got busy then the … Continue reading

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