Today we bought J a new bike.  We didn’t mean to, we had actually just gone into Bath to return his school shoes (for the second time and a whole different story).  We are not in the habit of randomly buying our children high valued gifts, or even gifts with a high perceived value, unless there is a damn good reason to do so.  Today, however, we did.

I’m not entirely sure how we got from school shoes to bicycles but there we were walking from the car park to the shoe shop and as we passed the Bath Bike Workshop we magically found ourselves walking through the doors to see what it was all about.  Half an hour later we were wheeling a bright orange Apollo kids bike out through the doors.

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