It’s environmentally friendly, cheap and healthy but also incredibly limiting. For my first year as a stay-at-home dad I’ve had no car during school term time (around 200 days of the year). That’s all about to change so I’m reflecting on the pros and cons of having no car as a parent in a small town and then looking ahead to what having my own transport will mean.
On our doorstep is something of a legendary destination, albeit in miniature. Bekonscot, taking its name in part from its home town of Beaconsfield, is regarded as the grandfather of miniature villages, having opened in the 1920s. It regularly features on television and we keeping spotting it on the CBeebies series ‘Show me show me’. Pretty much anyone who grew up in this part of the world will have visited as a child. Having moved to the area, however, it was to be a new experience both for me and toddler Tilly.