Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

This one is for Ms Robyn!

A day or so ago, Ms Robyn posted on her blog a photo of herself as a child, sitting astride a motorcycle. I commented that I would look for a pic of me on my last bike and post it here. I got my motorcycle licence when I was 19 - firstly because I've always loved bikes, and secondly because I couldn't afford to buy a car, so it had to be a bike! I started out with a Honda 90cc step-thru, which I had for seven years, until I was hit by a truck, and the bike was demolished (I nearly was too!). After that I had several bikes, and the last one I bought was the one in this photo - a 250cc Yamaha Virago.

The photo was taken by a neighbour, who came over to have a look at the bike on the day I rode it home. She said the look of rapture on my face was worth a thousand words, and went to get her camera! It was about 15 years ago I think...can't remember exactly, but I would have been about 45 years old at the time. I had this bike for about 5 years, and only sold it because by then I had a car as well, and I couldn't afford registration and insurance on two vehicles. I still miss that bike...:-(

3 Comments:

Blogger ms*robyn said...

well - I don't have a look of rapture on my face, let me tell you. It was a look of pure fear.
My soul mate has now gone and joined the Ulysses bike club - ahh well..

Saturday, 29 April, 2006  
Blogger Peggy said...

you look so happy and content in that photo!

Monday, 01 May, 2006  
Blogger Nicole said...

That is a wonderful photo Gina. Christopher is looking for a bike at the moment to "do up" so wish us luck... him for the bike and me for being second to the bike lol

Friday, 05 May, 2006  

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