the joy of trundle wheels

A few of us were lucky enough to escape from our desks for a couple of hours yesterday and spend a bit of time at a rather lovely primary school. The sight of a mini football field where jumpers would no doubt be used for goalposts in a couple of hours, some children being put through their paces in a cycling proficiency session and pictures of imaginary islands on sugar paper which had gone a bit crinkly because the paint was so wet all had us transported straight to Nostalgiaville, but it was a glimpse of the humble trundle wheel that really tipped us over the edge.


Just look at it. What's not to love? It's just begging to be taken out and used to measure stuff. Someone we spoke to who shares our fondness for trundle wheels loves the idea of carrying one around "just in case", and we have to say we agree. Although admittedly a little cumbersome, the satisfaction of being able to whip one out to set up a 100 metre track in the park whenever the mood takes you or to measure parking spots to check if the Batmobile will fit in while a huge queue of traffic builds up behind you far outweigh any disadvantages in our eyes.