I’m so excited to share my latest product with you today! The Wheelie Festive Bikes have arrived in store and it’s making me want to put my Christmas decorations up now! The wooden bicycle decorations are laser cut and hand painted, then finished off with a complimentary twine for hanging.
Available in 5 colours; red, white, gold, silver and plain wood. You can buy them individually or as a set of 5 where you can mix and match to suit your colour scheme.
I am so happy to finally share these with you after lots of hard work and prep in the studio. They will be available at all my Christmas markets this year too along with another very exciting product which I hope to launch soon.
See, I told you it would be super festive around here!
Today’s blog post is also known as “Wisteria hysteria and the day of bike spotting”. Spring in Cambridge is the perfect excuse for me to take a cycle around the city with my camera for another post in my Tourist In Cambridge series.
The wisteria around Cambridge is abundant this year – it covers the pretty cottages and terraced houses, and even appears on some student accommodation. This post took quite a while to shoot as there were so many people stopping to take photographs of this mound of wisteria!
The sunny skies made for a beautiful backdrop and of course there were lots of bikes around as well as Florence who is still modelling her basket tassels.
Cambridge has so many green spaces and the cows are back on the common! They are so friendly and often create traffic by wandering across the cycle paths. It’s a sign that summer is on the way in the city.
There’s always a good door or two to enjoy as well.
My favourite bikes to spot are Pashley and Bobbin. They have so many beautiful colours and styles. The new range of University of Cambridge Bobbin bikes are so classy, especially the 3 speed chrome paint ladies bike.
Bike Week starts today and is a week long series of events and campaigns to encourage cycling across the UK. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to round up some of my favourite bicycled themed posts that have appeared here on the blog in the last couple of years.
Stay in touch for a bicycle themed giveaway next week too!
I’ll be cycling every day as usual during Bike Week, but I hope you all have a chance to go for a bike ride too! If you need inspiration, you can also take a look at my favourite bicycle finds on my Pinterest board below.
Cambridge looks the most pretty in summer, but it is magical in the winter sun too. The ice rink arrives in the city in November and this year we had an outdoor Food Park with independent vendors and festive treats.
I took a photo tour on my bicycle one chilly afternoon to add to the Tourist In Cambridge series with a festive post.
There were lots of traditional wreaths on the cottage doors.
We added our new fabric wreath to the door for Christmas.
Florence has been out and about with me in the cold and her pom poms are holding up well.
Even in the winter chill, people make the most of the many green spaces around the city.
I love spotting bicycle decorations and especially love this Pink Pashley with floral bunting on the basket.
The Fitzwilliam Museum always manages to look grand whatever the weather, but it is especially majestic in the low winter sunshine.
We don’t buy a real tree because of our cat, but I love the smell!
This cycle counter is a great addition to the city. The lit up display really wouldn’t photograph well – there had actually been 514 cyclists. Not many, but most of the students had left the city for the holidays at this point in mid December.
I love the quirky bikes you can spot around the city. I was at the traffic lights on my bike when I quickly snapped this strange mode of transport!
I hope the winter sun lasts. We had a super sunny Christmas day, it was perfect for a walk along the river and around the city.
I plan to continue this series into 2015, perhaps with some features on local favourites such as cafes and shops. Do comment if there is something or somewhere in the city you would like to see!
What do you love about where you live?