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).
I’ve never taken part in a “die-in” before…
…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.
Answer: Having a sister with a farm in the Dordogne!
Especially a sister and partner who are diversifying their farm into a B&B and glamping site. The glampsite so far consists of muddy squares in the ground – four massive tents with wooden floors, woodstoves and rustic box beds are still confined to the pages of the brochure, due to open in July – but the B&B guest room is rather nice thank you very much, and it was just for me and Mr Suburbanite. The children shared with their cousins in the farmhouse.
It’s six months now since we’ve had this beautiful new addition to our family:
…and a hundred blog posts could not convey to you the myriad ways in which it has enriched our lives. But here’s an attempt. Continue reading