It is not easy to be a woman with strong maternal instincts never having had a baby and therefore no pram to push! I love babies, and would have been a wonderful mother, but it wasn’t meant to be - BUT I still want a pram!!
I spoke about this in an earlier blog, I simply love prams, I am unable to pass one for sale without pushing it, whether it be a full size pram or a child’s pram - I get really excited when I come across one - I have to go and push it up and down, I love the way the handle feels in my hands, the gentle, but confident bounce of the springs, there is nothing not to love.
Bonkers you might say, well nay. Bonkers would be buying a pram and as yet I haven’t gone that far! I did ask my partner, but he said, “no, that would be weird”, so that was that. So I have had to compromise and find a way to get my ‘fix’ without appearing too weird, so I bought a Edwardian drinks trolley (it’s practical) and when I feel the need, I wheel it up and down and around and just pray the neighbours think I’m hovering!
So having fessed up to my pram fetish - which one would I buy were I ‘allowed’ too….simple it would be the Balmoral, from the Heritage Collection by Silver Cross, as pictured above. They now have a wonderful Balmoral Vintage Collection offering many different colours and a choice of fabrics.
Of course unless you live in the country side or a big city within walking distance of shops they are perhaps not terribly practical; and that is why Silver Cross have designed a new line of prams more suited for today’s living and you really can’t get better than the Aston Martin.
They are lovely, but for me, it will always be the Balmoral, it’s partly nostalgia as we had a Silver Cross when we were babies, and it’s partly because the design is so beautiful and elegant - the curve of the handle; the splendour of the wheels and the bounce in the springs, for me it will always be the one.
One day I will own one…