As I’ve told you, dear friends, I’ve already got a bike named Sue and a boat named Lucy, with whom I had a lot of fun during the summer months, on the road to and at the beach; now, for the cooler season, though, I was looking for a mode of transport to wintry havens in town like pubs and restaurants, to relieve me of an exercise I’m not at all keen on: walking. So, I remembered the scooter wave that just about started when my daughter Marianna was at primary school, and both Mum and daughter had one to roam around town – and I simply went online and ordered one!
This model is a bit bigger and more stable than the one I had 10 years ago (since I’m older and heavier now…), it’s got nice big wheels and a brake, so it’s safe for people of all ages to use; I decided it looked like a boy, and I named him Tom – as in a Tom for a tomboy… Like most modern scooters, it’s lightweight metal, it folds up and you can take it with you indoors anywhere you go and just put it in a corner.
So, on my darling husband’s birthday, I tried Tom out when we went into town to a Thai restaurant to celebrate; and even though it’s quite a bit of an uphill trip, I didn’t have any problems getting there! And as for the trip back – just stand on your scooter and let it roll; it’s SO much easier than walking, and so much better for the back and hips…
If you’re looking for a bit of fun for your everyday little journeys, be it to work or play, I can only recommend one of those modern scooters; they come in all price ranges, sizes and colours, they save you the trouble of walking, and they’re good for your health and waistline – and of course for our environment as well, another way of switching to emission-less modes of transport. We can all do our bit for our planet, and at the same time have a good time as well!