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Review: Micro BMW City Adult Scooter

During lockdown, on thing that has kept us sane is heading out and about on our scooters, but at 13, Isaac has moved away from a child’s stunt scooter and wanted something a little more grown up. Did you know that Microscooter also make adult scooters? We were invited to review the Micro BMW City Adult Scooter and it was love at first sight for Isaac. The scooter takes a couple of minutes to assemble, but simply attaching the handlebars to the stalk and tightening with the enclosed allen key. Once built, Isaac could not wait to get outside and …

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Hatchimals

My 10 Most Visited Posts of 2017

Looking back at a year of blogging is always fascinating and last year I compiled my most visited posts of the year with some interesting results. It always surprises me which posts were the most popular and this year is no exception. Here are my most visited posts of 2017: 1. Unboxing new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Following on from the Hatchimals craze are the more affordable Hatchimals CollEGGtibles who live in a hidden land called Hatchtopia and not only are they top of my visited posts of 2017, but they were top of Eliza’s Christmas list too. The post saw a …

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Scoot Lock Review

We walk to school everyday! Well, when I say walk, what I actually mean is that the kids scoot and I walk behind them watching them zoom off into the distance, come back to me and them zoom off again. Having them ride their scooters to school is fun, it gives them exercise and generally sets i them in a happy mood for school, but there has always been one issue………I have to carry them home again. This wasn’t really an issue when they all had microscooters as they are fairly lightweight and I attached a scoot ‘n’ pull to …

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Microscooters

Revamping an old Microscooter

Isaac loved his old Mini Microscooter but it was clear that it was now too small for him so he got a new Maxi Microscooter for Christmas, with his old one being packed away and looking forlorn in the shed.

We often go for days out with the scooters and Sebastian always tries to commandeer one for himself, not that Isaac or Eliza will let him have a go, so I decided that we would give Isaac’s old scooter a makeover just for Sebby.

Isaac’s old footplate had snapped in one corner so that was the first thing I wanted to change.  The main body of the scooter and wheels were fine so we left them untouched but the handlebar grips were very grubby so we decided to change those too.  We had also bought the O-Bar and seat for Eliza’s microscooter, but she didn’t need it so it’s been sat on a shelf unloved for a couple of years so we were ready to get going with the revamp.

I ordered:

  • A lime green footplate
  • Aqua & Yellow Handlebars
  • Orange Brake

The team at Microscooters were brilliant – I ordered the spare parts I wanted and then got a phone call to check I had the chosen the correct ones.   As it turned out I hadn’t as Isaac’s microscooter was a special edition model so I needed slightly different ones – it’s a good job they checked and my order was soon winging its way to me.

Microscooters

Taking the old microscooter apart was not quite as easy as I imagined, however after watching a couple of their “how to” videos on YouTube we were off and running.

We tried Sebastian with the scooter with the main handlebar but it was clear he needed the smaller O-Bar so fitted that instead, attaching the seat so he could sit down and push himself along.

Replacing the parts on our mini-microscooter has definitely saved us money and has given an old and tatty microscooter a funky look that makes it looks as good as new!  We have kept the old handle, dino head and put the new grips to one side for when Sebby is a bit bigger.

In the meantime he has been busy practising his scooter skills and I cannot wait to take him down to the prom with all of us on our scooters.  I just need to persuade him that he needs to wear a helmet as it’s off his head almost as soon as he puts it on.

Icy fun

Icy Fun at the Park

I have to admit that I am not someone who can stay at home all day, everyday.  I like to be out and about, even if it is just a brisk walk to the shops and back. Thankfully my friend Joanne from Charliemoos has the same philosophy as me and we often team up for some outdoor adventures with the kids in tow and this week was no exception. She suggested we take the kids to her local skatepark with their scooters, so I loaded the kids, their scooters and their warm coats into the car and headed over to …

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