Mayday! Mayday! It’s Jack’s birthday — family birthday party anyway, I think he spent the rest of the weekend at other birthday parties!

Best present of all — a Saints footy jumper. Best for him and his dad, not best for the non-Saints fans in the family! Lego, radio-controlled car, bug-catcher, bell and helmet for the bicycle — all the essentials that small boys need in the 21st Century!

An interesting observation of Jack’s bicycle though — as I lifted it to move it around and install the bell I nearly pulled a muscle! Then I just had to carry it into the bathroom to weigh — 13 kilograms including trainer wheels! That’s heavier than either of my or Jo’s bikes! Remember that all you cyclists next time you see a five year old struggling to ride alongside mum and dad!