Lucky it was a hot day.
Lucky I decided to ride home round the river rather than through the hot, Christmas-cranky city.
Lucky the Morton Bay Fig by the conservatory in Fitzroy Gardens looked so inviting I had to stop and have a little lie down under it.
Lucky, once I was back on the road, that I was too slow off the mark to notice that the cute, powder blue bike coming towards me was a model of a Family Star I’D NEVER SEEN BEFORE, but once that realisation had sunk in the rider was away up the street and I didn’t have the heart for a chase.
Lucky I decided to stop at my local to buy a bottle of nice crisp white, because, if none of those things had happened, I wouldn’t have seen THIS:
The sun was low and strong, so I don’t feel I did it much justice (though the rider very kindly let me move it round a bit). Here it is from the side:
It looks a bit rough at first glance, but it has some charming details, such as the flared rack:
The rider tells me her friend has one the same that he has fixed up, and she suggested I could take photos of them together, (twins!) which would be great. So let’s hope she checks out this post and gets in touch so we can make an arrangement for a twin shoot.
And in the meantime meantime (can you say that? like post post script? Anyway …) here’s a nice rear shot, I suspect it’s not the original seat, but its a beauty…(the closet font-fancier in me strikes again.)