Weather wise it was good, everything in the woods was glistening as I cycled into work and as the day progressed the developing, warm sunshine made it feel almost Spring like.
A Marsh Tit found calling off Sweets Lane made a new record for the Oaken Wood winter tetrad and a butterfly, my first for the year, fluttered ahead of me as I cycled along The Heath, East Malling but frustratingly dipped over a hedge before I could catch up with it.
It was one of those days where life was good. Unfortunately it all went wrong from there, and on the last leg of my cycle home at 18:00 an idiot decided to drive straight into me. I didn't know much about it until I found myself sitting on the roof of a car as it was being driven down Heath Road, Barming. By some miracle, not only did I survive shattering the windscreen with my head and the flip that put me on the roof but I managed to get away with only cuts and bruises. The headlamp on my helmet must have taken most of the force as it was found embedded in the windscreen, and I was later told by the A&E doctor, in no uncertain terms, that if I hadn't have been wearing a helmet I might not have been around to see the 15th February. Someone was looking over me.
Needless to say my bike was mangled, so no more cycles in for a short while, and I suppose on the plus side the 3.5hours spent in A&E saved from having to go through all that smoochy, lovey-dovey Valentine's stuff! Phew, I live another day.