HAPPY CAMPERS You close one car door by yourself and the next thing you know the chauffeur's gone and you're left pulling your own wheelie case with Shanks's pony
. And I bet Shanks never had to walk in nude heels this high.
I had only one option left - Shanks's pony
. I was going to have to walk four and a half miles to my office.
Now a tourist initiative is aiming to exploit the Heart of Wales with a more traditional mode of transport: Shanks's pony
Back in 1949, Stockton was almost car free, lorries being far more common, but the bike and buses or Shanks's pony
were used by everyone.
(walking) was favoured by 2,000 people, 1,300 going out of Kirklees Leeds and Calderdale being the top destinations with almost 800 coming in on foot.
The machines cut huge swathes of grass quickly but the cuttings had to be collected by hand and the horse had to be accompanied by a driver who walked behind - probably the source of the expression Shanks's pony
for being forced to go on foot.
6 Shanks's pony
An important aspect of a truly successful festival meeting is the handy proximity of the racecourse to a sufficiency of watering holes, fleshpots and nosheries for the delectation of the racegoer.
We knewthat, should we miss the bus home, it was shanks's pony
rather than a texted demand to pick them up.
Our fine Members of the European Parliament can claim for a first-class air ticket to Brussels and back - cash, of course, no questions asked - even if they arrived on Shanks's pony