For some time now I have want a Radio Wagon, for those not in the know this is a pull long red truck (the little red one you sometimes see on American films pulled by children). Why would a grown woman want a children truck do I hear you shout...... because I was bored of pushing a buggy, after nearly eight years and three children it has been time to say “goodbye” to our much love and used Phil & Ted. Don’t get me wrong now, a Phil & Ted is an excellent buggy. I have pushed and pulled our Phil & Ted over snow, mud, forest walks, sand, Chisel beach and many a Norfolk pebble beach, no terrain has ever defeated our beloved buggy no matter how many children where in it or how much stuff was hanging off it. It was just time for a change. A radio wagon could be filled with children, picnics and seaside paraphernalia. Now here’s the problem – they are not cheap to buy over here as they are American and have to be imported, when you can find a retail outlet that imports them. Many times over the years I have saved enough money to buy one, then instead of buying the Radio Wagon I’ve had to buy new shoes for the children or get a kitchen appliance repaired, something has always need to be purchased that has taken priority over the wagon. Then one day a good friend of mine posted on her facebook page that a friend of hers was selling one. A quick text was sent to find out the price, which was do able and a radio wagon was mine..... sorry the children says it ours, it’s a sharing thing mummy. So off we went for a lovely lunch and forest walk with friends to collect it and try it out.
As you can see it is loved not just by me (school runs for us means; three children, three book bags, three lunch boxes and on a Friday one violin). We get many an admiring glance from other people on the way to school or in the park. I have even been asked by other mums and grannies what is it called and where they can buy one from as their children now wants one. I have even been approached by a local mum who was brought up in the states as a child, who was amazed I had one and explain she has fond memories of pulling her siblings along in one.
So yes dreams can come true, you just have to be patient sometimes.