One of the benefits of riding a bike is that you can spot things along the roadside as you go. Of course, sometimes this is a downside as it means you notice all the litter and the roadkill (it’s peak pheasant-running-over season at the moment, with the countryside freshly restocked with what are basically fancy chickens but without the road sense) but this is more than offset by the good stuff. Sometimes it’s a handful of ripe blackberries or an interesting mushroom, sometimes it’s merely a fleeting moment as the sun catches a hazel bush in the late afternoon
Sometimes, though, it’s something a little more permanent. I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy string again, for instance, as there’s almost always a handy length of baler twine about should you need some. And bungee cords, for some reason; I have what may amount to a lifetime’s supply of those hanging off the bike shed door from being picked up on my travels, because you never quite know when a bungee’s going to come in handy. And sometimes it’s something a odder like planting trays or children’s building blocks…
I have no idea what the story is here. I actually cycled past them a couple of times and left them where they were because I assumed someone would want them back, and I have absolutely no need of them myself, but after a day or two they were beginning to look quite sad and did appear to come in rather a nifty sort of duffel bag. So after both the other half and the neighbour had independently pointed out that if nothing else we could burn them, I set out yesterday on a rescue mission. Well, it was a nice day and I needed a ride.
And it was a chance to use both one of my handy pieces of string AND a bungee, so it’s win win.
So, er anyone got a use for some children’s building blocks, slightly foxed, other than on the fire? And any suggestions for repurposing the bag?