One does want to look one's best , which is why both I and my bike were tidied up this week .
Predictably the whole thing worked better on the bike . Only four months old , her after sales check involved her saddle bags being hoovered , tyres pumped up , chain oiled and being lightly polished with a chamois cloth . She gleams .
I , on the other hand , having gone to the hairdresser rather than the bike shop , have only had a haircut . I have polished my shoes , though , so there's a slight improvement overall even if I don't exactly dazzle .
Since Friend , YD and I are hoping to see the Hubert De Givenchy exhibition To Audrey With Love in Den Haag this weekend , I might even re-attach the top button on my coat . Still , Friend and YD will look their usual elegant selves and I'll be the Margaret Rutherford figure bringing up the rear . Perhaps if I hoover my capacious handbag and check for the odd fluffy peppermint .... ?
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