+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 74
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the sticks!!
    Posts
    20,635
    Thanks
    3,222
    Thanked
    2,540
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts

    Default Spinoff. Could you live without a car?

    We could not, no way. Not with 2 adults to get to work, 5 kids to get to school, swimming, ballet, dance, horse riding, singing, soccer, gymnastics, youth group etc. There is no public transport here and groceries are an hour away. We just couldn't do it without two cars infact.

    What about you?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    No way! I have to go to work ten minutes away, ds does ride his bike to school but we go out A LOT.

    There is no way we would catch public transport all those times. Just no....

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to sunnyflower For This Useful Post:

    Ffrenchknickers  (19-08-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Nope. We have 2 cars, DH drives over 45 minutes each way to work every day, and he starts at 5am so public transport in our area simply isnt appropriate.

    I couldnt survive without my car with 3 young kids. School drop off and pick ups, specialist appointments, etc. Wouldnt be doable.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to peanutmonkey For This Useful Post:

    Ffrenchknickers  (19-08-2013)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the sticks!!
    Posts
    20,635
    Thanks
    3,222
    Thanked
    2,540
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Yeah we are in and out of the house at least four times a day. Not to mention I would go crazy having to stay at home and not being independent, omg.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    32,362
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    497
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    We have made do with no car with 1 child and another on the way for the last couple of months. It hasn't really been difficult because we have kindy and shops etc all either in walking distance or close to public transport. We will be fine for a few more months until we get another car before bubs is born.

    Edit - We sometimes borrow my parents other car for the day/when they go away and it feels like such a luxury Lol.
    Last edited by DreamyMummy; 19-08-2013 at 10:38.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to DreamyMummy For This Useful Post:

    Ffrenchknickers  (19-08-2013)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,728
    Thanks
    15,148
    Thanked
    11,353
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    The six weeks after my surgery where I couldn't drive turned our life upside down. Mum had to move in and i think if it was even a day longer I might not be married anymore

    Hubby does away a few days a week in his car and i still need my van to get the kids to school (50 min round trip), food shop etc...

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:

    Ffrenchknickers  (19-08-2013)

  11. #7
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,424
    Thanks
    1,193
    Thanked
    8,072
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Nope, dp leaves for work before public transport starts running!

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,362
    Thanks
    532
    Thanked
    1,196
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No way, we live in perth and public transport is useless!!

    Plus I know what you mean about living rurally, we are moving where the corned deli is 15 mins plus away and a supermarket 25 mins. No way we could live without 2 cars there

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,220
    Thanks
    1,254
    Thanked
    1,085
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Nope. Hubby is fine walking to work and the teens are happy walking to school and to their friends etc but school is just a bit too far for the younger ones. I also do nightshift and there is no way I'd walk home at 3am. We have two cars but could easily live with one.

  14. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    4,574
    Thanks
    1,269
    Thanked
    1,776
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    No way, we live in perth and public transport is useless!!
    This and my work doesn't actually have any buses or trains that run anywhere near (which is stupid because I work in an industrial area!)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Spinoff: When did you last dtd?
    By OneWithUnagi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 135
    Last Post: 14-05-2013, 17:15
  2. Spinoff .2 When did you last DTD??
    By littleolive in forum General Chat
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 05-04-2013, 11:47
  3. Where do you live? Is it a good place to live?
    By Teley in forum General Chat
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 29-10-2012, 06:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Mini Maestros
Nurturing Confident Learners. Mini Maestros offers music classes for children 6 months to 5 years of age. It is the longest running and most successful Australian business of its kind.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!