It's a sign of the season to be spending most of your time either snuggling up on the couch with a paperback or staring out of the window like a puppy, waiting for the rain to stop so that you can go and ride. For times just like these I've put together a little playlist with some old, some new, etc. Enjoy!
1) Ties That Bind - J. Tillman
2) Living Room - Grouper
3) Teese - Warpaint
4) Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Billie Holiday
5) From Time - Drake
6) Giddy - Jessy lanza
7) Remember - Julie London
8) Ballenderie - Nana Mouskouri
9) Funtimes In Babylon - Father John Misty
10) Marry Song - Band Of Horses
11) Somebody Loves Me - Little Wings
Spotify: FIRESIDE FAVOURITES
Past playlists: INDIAN SUMMER | WINTER EMBROCATION
The way I see it, with Winter cycling you have two options; you can either slip into some Roubaix lycra, zip along and expect to get wet; or you can throw on your Bedale and mud guards and be as cool as this guy:
He rode his porteur from Helsinki to Berlin and made a sweet little video too. Via the Velo Orange blog.
London's infamous M25 orbital motorway rings the city with a radius of between 20-30km, encompassing the entire greater metropolitan area. It therefore becomes a symbolic boundary between town and countryside, like a perimeter fence keeping the two separate. Living in Inner London means at least an hour's ride to reach this point, but the rewards are well worth it. Follow my attempts to break out on my Instagram with the hashtag #escapetheM25.
If there's one thing thats a given on any of my frequent city trips to Germany (ancestral home of Mrs PR) it's that we have to clear a few hours to browse in Manufactum. Have a look back here & here for the reason I love this place so much. Suffice to say, its the closest I've ever found to this blog, in shop form. Lots of nice A/W stuff in on my last visit at the start of January so without further ado, here's my edit: (might make this a 6-monthly thing)...
Top to toe:
Schwarzwald Dry Gin (The New Year's Eve tipple)
Cellulose Acetate Toothbrush (Choose "Hog Bristle Extra Strong")
Container Cupboard (Modular furniture that looks like a shipping container? Yes please!)
Famos Vegetable Peeler (Practical souvenir)
Less than 40 shopping days left until Christmas. To take some of the strain out of your present shopping here's my top ten stocking fillers for the Pastorally-inclined, that won't make you completely brassic come January.
Clockwise from top left:
Dr Bronner's Lavender Soap
Red Wing Arctic Socks
J.Crew Nutcrackers Boxers
Opinel No. 8 Carbon Steel Pocket Knife
Deep Country - Neil Ansell
Light Green Leaves - Little Wings
Alpkit Tent Trumpet. They do some really nifty bikepacking luggage and drybags too.
Paniagua EPO Original Coffee
Paul Component Engineering Bottle Opener