A few weeks ago I was woken up at about 8am (I need 12-14 hours sleep a day so 8am is very early for me!) by a huge amount of banging and clanking - my first guess was that scaffolding was being put up on the building. Eventually curiosity (OK, indignation...) got the better of me and I got out of bed to look out of the window. The basement flat was being emptied, and there was an enormous pile of junk on the pavement. And right on top of the pile, staring up at me, was this filthy dirty 'Cycle Lane' road sign.
Now, one of my dearest friends is a cycling obsessive - used to run a bike shop, has a shelf full of Tour de France videos - so I couldn't let it get away. I ran down there in my PJs and grabbed it. Once it had been introduced to some hot soapy water, and a bit of elbow grease, I had one perfect (free!) birthday present for my favourite boy on a bike:
* SONG OF THE DAY: Mark Ronson & The Business International – The Bike Song *