Review: Flea tries the Penny Skateboard

Flea is a super-enthusiastic but newbie skateboarder. Actually, she’s been having skateboard lessons for a few months now at the Projekts Centre in Manchester. It’s a wonderful council-owned facility that gives kids access to a safe place to skate. There are regular girls’ only nights, holiday clubs and there are… View Post

Micro Scooters for Teens and Adults

I am a real fan of the Micro Scooter brand. Flea got her first Micro Scooter (a Mini Micro) when she was almost three. Four years later, Flea needed something bigger, so we moved on to a Micro Scooter. This served us well for four years and was in tip-top condition when we passed… View Post

What’s your Sound of Happy?

  Hands down, the best way to capture a memory sometimes is to close your eyes. This summer, we spent a lot of time in Scotland and Canada. We were mostly on the water, and the sound of gulls and the ocean waves in the morning – that’s my sound… View Post

Five Christmas Dinner Tips for Lazy Cooks

Stressed out at the prospect of preparing a Christmas Dinner for the family? Don’t be. My firm belief about Christmas is that it’s a time for stealing all the kids’ toys. If you’re up to your eyeballs in the kitchen, how you can you build that LEGO set or try to… View Post

Easy Festive Chocolate Cinnamon Fudge, with Schwartz

Some of my most cherished childhood memories are from my grandmother’s kitchen. My grandmother was one of the best women I ever knew. Back in the 1930s, she attended Glasgow University, studying for a year before her parents pressured her to drop out and get a job to help support the… View Post