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

Twenty Movies to Cheer you Up

I can’t even.  This week, I just can’t even. “Let’s watch something to cheer ourselves up,” I said to Flea, after a post-school scooter ride along the beach. And so we flicked through Netflix, iTunes and Sky until we came up with a shortlist of guaranteed happy-maker movies (although if… View Post

When your Fussy Eater turns Vegetarian

Flea announced to the family recently that she was thinking of becoming a vegetarian. We all laughed heartily because while Flea has a very healthy diet, the “vegetable” part of it consists primarily of carrots, peas and cucumber. When you look at one of those government-sponsored Eatwell plates that we’re… View Post