Five Things to Consider When Buying Kid’s Roller Skates

If you are buying kid’s roller skates for the first time, here is a stress free guide to choosing the right pair.

The first factor to consider when shopping for roller skates is your budget. Before you begin your search for a suitable pair of roller skates, it is important to put a budget in place. Once you have an idea of the amount you wish to spend, you can eliminate all of the options that do not fit in your price range. If you are buying kid’s roller skates for the first time, remember that you will need to spend part of your budget on skating accessories such as elbow pads, kneepads and a helmet.

Another factor to consider when buying kid’s roller skates is quality. Every parent is looking for a bargain when buying roller skates for their child but opting for the cheapest pair may not be the best decision. A high quality pair of roller skates is made with materials that are tough and durable and will therefore outlast those that are made with material of a lower quality. Buying a cheap pair of skates may save you money in the long run but you may have to replace them after only a short space of time.

The best deals on roller skates can be found online but it is very important to get the right fit when purchasing skates for your children. Getting the right fit can be difficult when shopping online so it often helps if you have an idea of the styles that offer a comfortable fit before you begin your online search. Go to a few skate shops and experiment with different styles and sizes. Try different styles and different brands to see which fit your child’s feet comfortably.

Once you have considered your budget and found high quality skates that fit comfortably, one of the last things to address is style. It is essential that your skates fit well but your child will also want them to look good too. Kid’s roller skates come in various colours and designs so it is worth browsing the options online.

Once you have an idea of the type of roller skates you want to purchase, it is time to decide where to make your purchase. The best place to start your search is online. The internet can provide you with the leading skate specialists that stock trusted brands. Sizing and fit are important to consider but many online stores provide shoppers with a size guide and will often accept returns. Online stores also encourage customers to seek advice with a member of their team on their chosen product prior to purchasing.

Author:  Kickflip Boards UK specialises in kid’s roller skates, skateboards, inline skates, longboards, protective gear and accessories. The online skate specialist stocks some of the most sought after brands including Roller Derby and SFR and has kid’s roller skates to suit budgets of all sizes.  

Five Reasons to Invest in a Shed

Sheds are a practical addition to any home and can be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you want a place to relax or need a superior storage solution, there is a metal shed to meet your needs.

Here are five good reasons to invest in a garden shed.

1. Extra Storage Space-If you are in need of a little extra space, a metal shed can provide you with that extra storage space that you require. If you do not have the space in your house to store bikes, sun loungers, lawnmowers and other things of this nature but do not want to leave them lying about in the garden, a metal shed is the perfect solution. Whether you are looking for a safe and secure place to store your bikes or your gardening tools, metal sheds can protect your belongings from the elements. With a metal shed that is safe and secure you will never have to worry about your belongings being stolen.

2. Living Space-If you are looking to extend your living space, there are countless possibilities to choose from. From summerhouses to wooden sheds and home offices, you can create the perfect outdoor living space to suit your requirements. Whether you want a quiet place to relax or a functional space that allows you to work from home with ease, there is a metal shed to meet your every need.

3. Stress Free Space-By investing in a metal shed, you can avoid all of the disruption and expense that comes with extending your home. You can buy wooden sheds that are fully kitted out to meet your every need. Once you have done a bit of research and chosen a design, you can place your order over the phone and have a specialised team deliver it and install it at speed.

4. Cost Effective-A metal shed can provide you with all of the extra space that you require at a fraction of the cost. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, there is a metal shed to suit budgets of every size. You can choose anything from a basic metal shed to a bespoke summerhouse that is fully fitted with telephone sockets and light switches.

5. Fashionable and Functional-A wooden shed is not simply a practical way of using your space but it is also visually appealing and can add a touch of class to your outdoor space. Metal and wooden sheds are available in a variety of designs to complement your garden.

Value-Investing in a garden shed has many advantages but one of these advantages is the value that is added to your home as a result of the extra living space. Whether you are planning to sell your home or not, you can make your home more valuable for when you do decide to put it on the market.

Author: Jacksons Garden Supplies specialise in high quality metal sheds, wooden sheds, summerhouses, playhouses and garages.




Windows and Doors – Protecting the Elderly

Elderly people around the country are vulnerable to crime even in their own homes. High security windows and doors fitted with specialist window locks and safety catches are the key to staying safe. Local police would agree that these simple fittings provide a quick solution.

With crime rates soaring across Britain, and rising knife crime hitting the media practically every day, many Britons live in fear for their safety, even in their own homes. The elderly are particularly vulnerable, unable to protect themselves on the streets, and susceptible to muggers, thieves and conmen at home. The best way to provide greater peace of mind for their safety at home is to install new windows and doors. UK elderly can feel far more protected with the high levels of security offered by the latest models.

Window Locks and Door Bolts – First Level of Protection

When elderly people are living at home by themselves, they feel – and often are – extremely vulnerable to crime. If their houses offer little in the way of security, both they and their possessions are at risk from criminals who don’t care what age their victims are. It is vital, then, for the elderly to give themselves a secure home with new windows and doors. UK properties located in certain areas of a city can be particularly at risk, so it becomes even more important for residents to take advantage of the latest high-tech security designs that form the new generation of windows and doors. UK police, as well as those worldwide, are supporting new designs that can help foil criminals, and urging homeowners of all ages to prevent crime in the first instance by securing their homes.

Windows and Doors with New Security Designs

The latest designs in windows and doors are gaining in popularity as more homeowners realise their benefits. Investing in this upgrade is well worth the hassle, expense and emotional trauma for elderly people of being burgled while they are sleeping, or while they are out. The new generation of composite doors are ideal for the elderly, as they have a wood grain effect finish, but never needs painting and will never rot, warp or crack. These ‘Rock Doors’ also offer maximum security, with a high grade multipoint locking system with up to four secure hooks, a centre dead bolt and a cylinder protector so the door cannot be forced open. There are also different threshold options to make access by wheelchair easy, which is ideal for older people with limited mobility. The new generations of secure windows and doors in UK are the ideal option for the vulnerable elderly, who will be able to enjoy their retirement with greater peace of mind and protection.



Spiller Architectural Ironmongery is an independent and long-established specialist ironmongery company with a 200 year history in the South-West of England. The company prides itself on providing high-quality door and window fittings with excellent customer service. Browse online for more information on window locks and door accessories.

Thank God for my Li’l Bookworm

This summer staycation time, Hyzyd always stayed waaaayyyyy past his bedtime. The reason, we’re reading books! Can you believe that?

Around 10 PM last night (his bedtime is actually 8:30 to 9:00 PM during school days but I allowed him to be up until 10 PM because he took his nap at 2:00 PM-5:00 PM) after reading and saying our prayers:

Me: Hyzyd, good night (Then, I turned off the light)
Hyzyd: (whimpering)
Me: What happened? Tell mommy.
Hyzyd: Hyzyd (yes, he will mention his name every time he wants something) is so sad. Hyzyd wants to read.
Me: (about to complain because I’m so sleepy…) but we’re done reading…
Hyzyd: More mommy, please
Me: (realized that it’s a blessing to have a kid who loves reading jumped out of bed and turned on the light) What book do you want me to read?
Hyzyd: (already happy and smiling from ear to ear) Pajama Time!
Me: (reading time finished) Good night.
Hyzyd: One more book, mommy.
Me: Ok, let’s ask daddy.
Dad, I’m so sleepy. Can you please read this book for Hyzyd?
Dad: (sleepy too but he has no choice) The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton.

That’s the last thing I heard last night. I’m so sleepy and so tired but I’m glad that we got a voracious reader:)

Next time we’ll read earlier so that we’ll be done earlier before the clock struck 12 midnight!

What I got on my birthday?

When you celebrate your birthday, what gifts do you want to receive? fashion clothes? jewelries? shoes? make-up kit? what? For me, first I wanted to spend a time with God first day in the morning. He’s the main reason why I have a birthday. Next, I want to celebrate my birthday with food- yummy food and of course I have to eat them with people close to my hearts. Material gifts would be nice but if I can’t receive anything, it doesn’t matter. What’s more important is that I’m alive, healthy and happy.

This year’s birthday of mine, I gifted myself with shoes from Zalora: