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.
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).
So the whole point of getting the tandem was NOT using the car for short journeys, but that doesn’t always work.
I often find that, ironically, the most blogworthy periods of my life leave me no time for blogging. That was certainly the case in the run up to Christmas, when I neglected family, friends and church for the Mini Holland cause – Continue reading
Everyone was out trying their new wheels when we went to Cardiff Bay yesterday Continue reading
There was a public meeting this week about the Enfield Mini Holland plans, and days later, I’m just starting to work out what was actually being said… Continue reading
No, but seriously?
There is a battle going on around here about the adoption of the Mini Holland proposals (aka a generous pot of money from the Mayor of London to increase cycling in outer London boroughs). Continue reading
Back in June the Redster and I went on our own exclusive Mummy-and-Redster weekend away.
Unfortunately, the nature of eventful, blogworthy weeks is that you don’t get time to blog them. So after the busy revolutionary week I was looking forward to Continue reading