Be very glad that you don’t live on the same street as me. This week saw me both rooting through my neighbour’s rubbish and screaming at a passing driver. I can explain…
Coming back to Enfield, from the sanity and civilisation of a world where it’s okay for anyone to ride a bike from A to B, has been interesting. I may have summed up my reaction in one tweet: Continue reading
This mini break has been a comedy of forgetfulness, as usual with any journey that has me in it. All the more so, given that for the first time in 20 years I’m travelling abroad without Mr Suburbanite as the responsible adult. I’m sure one day there will be a name for the disconnect in my brain that causes me to leave something crucial behind every time I leave the house… in the meantime I am diagnosis-free, and as my mother has the exact same symptoms and still managed to found and run an international charity I’m not going to worry about it too much.
The Cutester’s sand creation: one of her favourite Pokémon*
After years of reading about – and seeing pictures and videos of – Dutch cycle infrastructure, I’ve finally done what every cycle campaigner does sooner or later and turned up in the Netherlands in person. I’m writing this in the Hague (or den Haag, as they tend to call it around here).
A Mini Holland!
Here’s the talk I gave at Future Cities Catapult, London, on Wednesday 18 January. Huge thanks to Sam Markey and his colleagues for this (terrifying) opportunity!
I’ve never taken part in a “die-in” before…
Die-in at City Hall, 7 November 2016 (Photo: Caspar Hughes)
…but this one was different. Continue reading
After 18 long months of consultation and controversy, work on the Cycle Enfield scheme can finally begin!
The Cutester and I were out on the seafront last week, Pokemon hunting, when we spotted a seal.
Yesterday we took the girls to see the BFG. The Cutester was desperate to see it, and I was keen too because I loved Mark Rylance’s performance in the BBC’s Wolf Hall. I was also curious to know what a great actor can do with just his eyes and his mouth, which are seemingly the only bits of him left in the film (everything else is CGI’d, or something).
Well, so far I am a huge fan of Pokémon Go. Who would have thought that a screen-based game could generate so much active travel? Continue reading
So the whole point of getting the tandem was NOT using the car for short journeys, but that doesn’t always work.