Ok, so we got married in September (see post about wedding) and here we are, pregnant in December! 15 weeks on Sunday.
This is where it gets interesting for non new-buying people…
I have spent my life telling people that, no i do not drive, i do not want to drive and i will not ever learn to drive, yes even when i have children. And here we are, no car. and no plans for one either. Neither Ed nor i want a car for environmental reasons, for social and health reasons and also because we could not afford one and don’t want to work more to try to afford something we basically think is a ridiculous piece of machinery. We travel veyr nicely by foot, bus and train. and whilst we are very grateful to people who give us lifts in emergencies we know we could always hop in a taxi. i think neither of us believe cars should go completely but both feel that, like humans, there are just too many cars in the world. Oh and that we are far too reliant on them, another myth that freedom comes with a car. well i don’t see car owner friends zooming off each weekend on impromptu trips, certainly less than Ed and I nip off on the train at short notice, which is quite regularly.
Ok, car rant over… back to baby planning!