Not Enough room in the space | Tim Lai-Smith


There are many things I like to compare between living in the USA and living in the UK. One thing that is definitely not good in the UK is the size of the parking spaces.


Today I faced a real challenge; I went out with our 1 month old son and parked in a space with no cars either side (as the family parking area always seems to be full). The only issue seemed to be the lengthy walk to the ticket machine and store, which didn’t bother me.


When I returned to our car more people had arrived and there were few free spaces and of course my car was sandwiched. I could not get the baby’s car seat in, it was impossible! So what does someone do in this situation? Balance the baby on the roof, ask a stranger to watch their child while reversing the car, or put the child in the boot while they reverse? Of course none of these are a good idea.


I ended up dropping the back seat, and skilfully maneuvering the car seat through the boot and into place. So this made me think, either there needs to be more family parking, larger spaces in general or I should use the bus which I am sure will inspire a blog post one day!


How are your parking skills?

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