On Your Bikes Ladies!

Why don’t more women cycle? Why is cycling still so male dominated? What can we do to get more women on bikes? These are questions that many people ask. They are questions I have asked myself on a number of levels. When I used to Read More …

Knowing my limits

I have now reached the age where I say things like “you feel immortal when you are in your teens and twenties”. The age where slight aches and pains make me wonder if I have some dreadful illness. The age where I sometimes look at Read More …

But I do pay car tax

I man drove his car at us when we were on the cargo bike this morning. By us, I mean myself, my 5 year old and my 3 year old. He drove his car straight at us. He wasn’t driving particularly fast, to be fair. Read More …

Why having children is like having bikes

Today, I was reflecting on the fact that my bikes were my babies before I had babies. Then it came to me just how many similarities there are between being a mother and being a cyclist. Here is my reasoning: Some days with them are Read More …

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 months. More details here. Sometimes I wonder how this separation and Read More …

Strengths and Weaknesses

I have always been a ‘strong person’. I have always seen this as a positive quality. Recently I find myself questioning what this actually means. Am I really that strong? Is it really such a positive trait? Physically, I am definitely strong. I ride a Read More …

Do you want to build a snowman?

It was a standing joke in my family when I was younger. How my Dad sulked the year it snowed and none of us would come out and build a snowman with him. I can’t remember how old my siblings and I were but we Read More …

Risky Business

I am all for children taking risks. I think it is essential that all children grow up being encouraged to take risks. It is only through taking risks that they can learn how to manage risks. We all want to keep our children safe all Read More …

Where the grass is greenest after all

I was on a first aid course today. This meant hubby taking the day off to look after the children. It meant me being child free from 9am-5pm. Similar to what a lot of working parents do several days of the week. I was also Read More …