Wednesday 19 September 2012
La Donna è Mobile
I have recently returned to the original Hints to Lady Travellers for advice. You see, I have acquired a bicycle and I knew that Ms Campbell Davidson would have something to say on the subject, as, indeed, she does:
Indeed, it is as well to keep up a continued ringing while passing through the streets of a town, or in turning sharp corners, since the noiseless approach of a tricycle renders it peculiarly startling to unprepared minds. Lillias Campbell Davidson, Hints to Lady Travellers.
Here is my bicycle:
This is a Cicli Cinzia 'Boulevard Lady'. (I know - clearly destined to belong to a Lady Traveller.) Because she is Italian and a Lady she has been christened 'Donna'. Expect adventures galore - but no continuous ringing, at least not yet. For all her charms, Donna is not currently equipped with a bell ...