A new bike for Christmas?
You have these weird things sticking out of your back.
Yes, they’re my bumpers…
He’s skinny, my boy. The result more of running around using his young body for fun, or for football, more than a lack of interest in food. It means that the definition in his form is easy to see, from his enviable six-pack, to his shoulder blades. Lucky that he has such ‘bumpers’ then, because this week he got a new bike, a bigger bike, and it took a bit of getting used to!

I remember the thrill of my first Raleigh Twenty (yes, I am that old), leaning against the Christmas tree in the twinkly dark on December 25th the year I turned 9. It was red, and so shiny I hardly dared take it outside for fear of getting its pristine frame muddy. Of course I did, for that is how adeventures begin. And in this one ride, in the Autumn sunshine, my Bug graduated from tiny hand-me-down bike to a proper grown up boy’s bike. I wonder where his adventure will lead him..?
A new bike - the Raleigh Zero

Win a new bike for your child in time for Christmas!

This lucky boy got his new Raleigh Zero courtesy of Halfords, as part of my prize for winning the Schooldays category of the MAD Blog Awards in September. It’s his first bike with gears, and I was worried it would floor him, but there are only 6, and he quickly got the hang of them. And in the spirit of Wot so Funee? Halfords are giving you the chance to win a new bike, scooter, or skateboard, just by sending in your child’s letter to Santa. All you have to do is get your little one to put in their request to Santa, then simply photograph their letter and upload it to the Halford’s site for a chance to win. Check out the competition here. Do tag me @actuallyblog too – I LOVE the things children write! And if you blog about it, add your link below so we can all see.


This post is for Wot so Funee? If your children have said anything funny this week, why not write about it and add your post to the linky below so we can come and see?