It is no secret that we love to be outdoors as a family; I hope that it comes through in the posts I choose to share here and the photos I select and post on Instagram too. Come rain or shine, we like to be outside making the most of the world around us.
The way we do this comes in all shapes and forms, from simple strolls along the beach to more active adventures. This year, for example, I am hoping to get Eli into an outdoor climbing club as he absolutely loves scrambling up things (and this mama feels that it would be safer for him to be attached to a rope somehow!)
Another thing we love doing is heading out with the kids on their scooters. This year we are moving onto bikes but for the past couple of years it has been all about the scooting. Eli in particular is an absolute daredevil and he used to love going to the skate park near our old house and racing up and down the halfpipes. Half the time I couldn’t bring myself to watch because he was so fearless, and despite my repeated warnings he always seems to come out unscathed.
Meg, on the other hand, is my clumsy child and although she got some skates for her birthday I’m not quite sure she’s ready to be let loose unless she’s in a full padded bodysuit. So we’ll just concentrate on Eli for now. One of the things he asked for this year for the summer was a skateboard. As I’ve mentioned, we are going to be teaching the kids to safely ride their bikes out and about (having been limited to the garden and driveway) but a skateboard could also be a fun addition to the summer outdoors kit. I think it’s perhaps something he will have to explore on his own as both James and I lack the necessary ‘talent’ when it comes to tricks and flips. It’s not something you would want to see, believe me.
So, when I was asked if I’d like to host a giveaway for a skateboard I of course said yes. I’ve been browsing different boards for Eli and would love to give one of my readers the chance to also get out and about and explore with their own set of wheels this year too. The skateboard is kindly being offered by skates.co.uk and if you complete the Gleam below then you will be in with a chance of winning.