Not Always About the Bikes

Writing is often my way of making sense of things. I write about what is on my mind and sometimes that’s not bikes! 

My children are often the inspiration for my ramblings, but not always. Sometimes it comes from a book or an attempted break-in. And if you’re going to live through a global pandemic, you might as well write about it. 

 

Seeing Things Differently

My five (almost six) year old daughter is many things. She is clever, funny, kind, caring, determined, adventurous and beautiful. She is also pedantic, infuriating and prone to almighty meltdowns. I suspect that many...

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Keep Calm and Carry On….Seriously?!

What Is ‘Normal’ Now? I’m not sure anyone’s life has been ‘normal’ over the past week or so. Mine certainly hasn’t. Two weeks ago, after days of watching the news with increasing anxiety (and...

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All You Need is Love

Relationships are difficult. The closer those relationships are, the more difficult they can be. The relationship between a parent and child is (or should be) the closest relationship any of us will ever have....

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What Am I Now?

My blog posts tend to start at the back of my mind and work their way forward over time. It’s like a little niggle of ideas and words which are often not quite sure...

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Living The Dream?

Friday was day 3 of the snow days. It was time to venture out of the house. My eldest is very much an outdoor boy and he had been out every day sledging, throwing...

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Chilling Out in the Snow

Today has been our third snow day. The school and nursery have been shut since Wednesday and there has been no chance of getting out by bike or car. Feet and sledges have been...

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All I Want For Christmas Is…

I find it increasingly difficult to answer when people ask me what I would like for Christmas. There just isn’t really that much ‘stuff’ that I want these days. At this point in my...

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From the Other Side of the Steering Wheel

Today I woke up to some seriously icy conditions. When it comes to getting from A to B, I will cycle in most conditions. But not ice. Today I was going to have to...

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Safe as Houses?

Somebody tried to break into my garage a couple of weeks ago. It didn’t really seem that big a deal at the time. We were watching tv and thinking about going to bed when...

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My Child My Self

Babies don’t see any separation between themselves and their primary caregiver. They view mummy (or whoever their primary caregiver is) as a part of themselves. Research suggests that this phase ends at around seven...

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