On Thursday, shortly after publishing my post about making changes this year, I ushered my children into their coats, strapped my son in to his buggy and walked up our local shops. Our neighbourhood has a little triangle of shops ranging from a greengrocers, a butcher (where I purchased our Christmas meats, and fully intend to utilise more from now on), a bakery, a wide array of takeaways, and a couple of cafés, to a hairdressers, nail bar, and an incredibly well stocked charity shop.
The other thing our neighbourhood has is a vast number of families. It’s not uncommon at all to take a walk to the park, and come across a few people you know from either the school playground, or a dance class, or similar. Indeed, on our half mile walk to the shops yesterday we encountered two families we know from ballet class.
Anyway, had I not taken the kids up to the Triangle, I wouldn’t have happened across what can only be described as the bargain of the century. It was truly serendipitous! We had popped into aforementioned charity shop to donate some baby toys, and there, sitting by the cash desk were two mini micro scooters in blue. They’d only just been donated, and I’d been idly perusing ebay and gumtree for a second hand micro scooter in blue for Elliot but hadn’t seen anything much under how much they sell for brand new in the shops.
We left with a well loved, fairly battered scooter that has seen better days but definitely has loads more life in it (as Roo proved by happily scooting all the way home) and all it set me back was £2.99! It’s great for my rambunctious little toddler son who has had his beady eyes on his sister’s scooter for the last few months.
My boy idolises his sister, who is a micro scooting pro!
First tentative scoots!
Too much to look at in the park.
The guy who sold it to me said it was like fate, and you know what? I think he might have been right!