Goodness me, just as well I looked around the side of the house, (to bring in my kids bikes under cover just in case it rains)..

My three & a half year old son had rammed his bike into the front fence, dislodging two old fence palings (about 15 years old) from the side gate (which is padlocked shut). A gaping hole was in it’s place where he could have easily slipped through!

We live quite close to the road, & a tempting playground 6 doors away.

So lucky my husband was home to swing a hammer & nail it back into place (he is set to go overseas soon), I was thinking how well I could have secured it myself?

I have learnt a really important lesson, to check the perimeters of the house & make sure they are secure.

I told him off, & said we were lucky a big dog didn’t get through onto the property & bite him! A bit of a close call.

Posted by twinkletoes, 2nd July 2013

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  • I’m glad the fence was repaired before anything dangerous happened.


  • Hope he’s learnt his lesson.


  • Really need to make sure everything secure at home. I need to lock our security door and gate too and make sure the keys in a safe place.


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