‘Of course I can pick the buggy up when I’m down in London with work next week’ I muttered, anything to get an extra 10 minutes in bed!
So let me share with you a funny little story.
A modern adventure if you like.
Now High Command is a bit of an ebay fiend and has this incredible ability to co-ordinate ‘Pick Up Only’ purchases with where ever I am in the country travelling with my work.
Now this normally involves me being in my car and taking a slight detour.
No great shakes and a few browny points scored.
But this time was different.
The bargain to end all bargains was an £800 Double iCandy Buggy for £150 and located in Central London, Chelsea to be exact.
Did I say I live in Notts!
And I, somewhat foolishley, thought I could pick this up after I had finished my meetings for the day in London using nothing other than public transport….
I only had two rules:
Rule No1 – No taxis!
Rule No2 – Have some fun doing it.
So with fun in mind I set about the day in question tweeting my progress using the hashtag:
And whilst I didn’t set the world on fire trending, my twitter activity was the busiest its been with lots of encouraging tweets. And a few retweets to boot.
Just the thought of navigating through London rush hour on the underground with an empty double buggy made me chuckle.
So to summarise (and you can view the complete adventure inc pictures on twitter #GreatBuggyHeist
- Home to Notts Train Station (car left 07.30)
- Notts to Kings X
- Kings X to Holborn (train – wk meetings)
- Holborn to West Brompton (tube)
- Walked a mile in the peeing rain to collect the pram
- Walked back to West Brompton
- West Brompton to Green Park (another business meeting)
- Green Park – Kings X (tube)
- Kings X – Notts (train)
- Notts – Home (Car arrived 23.51)
Your probably thinking why bother but to grab a bargain and to collect it only using public transport was great fun.
Paying for a courier or a tax would have been cheating in my book!
It was quite awkward when I was navigating the underground and people looked down to look at the pram expecting to see a couple of babies only to see my coat and laptop bag instead!
I only had one drunk teenager shout along the platform ‘Where’s the baby!’
Anyway would be great if those who tweeted me on the day could post a comment below
Some photos of the #GreatBuggyHeist