…on a bicycle made for 2!
Riding a bicycle is great – in the country, sun shining, the open road, no traffic – although I do prefer bikes with engines 😉
With 2 of you, it’s even better. You can each take a break when weary and let the other take up the slack.
When you get to the steep hills that you would never get up alone, it’s much better to share the journey uphill with someone else and work together to conquer the mountain.
And when you get to the top, what could be better than free-wheeling down the other side?
Picture by Saya1984 (Deviant Art)
To work effectively it needs two people rowing together., in order to keep moving along.
If just one person is doing the rowing, whilst the other person leans back admiring the view, then you end up just going round in circles.
And if you stop rowing and the other person doesn’t pick up the slack, throw them overboard 😉
The beginning bit is always the hardest as you try to get in step with your fellow climber.
Sometimes the rhythm just never kicks in and you have to continue up the mountain alone.
Sometimes your fellow climber decides the path is too difficult and just bails on you.
Sometimes your fellow climber decides he’d rather climb another, less tricky mountain.
Sometimes your fellow climber stumbles and you hold out your hand to catch them – whether they decide to grab back is their choice.
Sometimes you stumble and need a steadying hand – your fellow climber may or may not help.
The further up the mountain you travel the climb gets easier as you know how to work together to make the journey.
If you are very lucky, you will find a climber who will make it to the top of the mountain with you.
And when you get there, you can reflect on the journey taken and enjoy the view!
…goes the song.
With an old-fashioned mind. Not sophisticated, I’m the sweet and simple kind.
I don’t do sophisticated. Simple…that’s me 😉
I like old-fashioned 😉
I like the idea of courtship – getting to know someone, what makes them tick, all their idiosyncrasies – I believe if you want to build a firm basis for a relationship, you need to know, understand and accept the other person for who they are.
I like the idea of being wooed – and for me it doesn’t mean flowers and chocolates and expensive dinners and gifts. I’m not easy mind – but I like simple things. A man who can make me laugh even when he tells corny jokes. A man who can bring a smile to my face when I think of them. A man who is content with just cuddles and kisses sometimes. A man who can hold my hand and make me feel like I mean the world to him. A man who doesn’t roll his eyes when I talk to him about problems I may be encountering … I could go on.
But relationships are not all about me, me, me. I know I’ve been in enough where it’s all been about them, them, them.
I like the idea of being part of a team and I’m a firm believer that relationships are about building a solid partnership that works on communication, respect and trust.
… and yes, I want an old-fashioned house with an old-fashioned fence – love old properties, especially thatched with white picket fences and roses round the door 😉
… but you know what – you can keep that old-fashioned millionaire – I just want someone to be my best friend, who loves me for me and someone who makes me happy 😉