London (And A Boat)…

I’ve been undecided as to whether or not I should summarise last week, seeing as we were only around for three days – one of which was spent packing and preparing.

So to summarise, I shall just tell you a little about our trip to London – and I’ll squeeze in a little about what the small boys did at the end…

London! What a treat to go away for five days on my own with the oldest two…

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Here they are on the plane. The first time in 12 1/2 years where I haven’t had to constantly entertain on the plane, have a child climb all over me or take small walks up and down the aisle! 😉

Here they are looking very nervous on their first trip in several years on the London underground…

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We admired the ‘Natural History Museum’ (inside and out)…

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…where we met Mormor and Patu…..

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For six hours we looked at dinosaur skeletons and fossils, fish, amphibians and mammals, pickled creatures in jars, stones and minerals, creepy crawlies, and volcanoes and earthquakes. What a brilliant museum! We left happy but exhausted..!

Leon was particularly happy to discover a tardis at the Dr Who museum and shop….

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….and a dalek….

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…painting figures in a Games Workshop..

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…and playing in ‘Leisure Games’ (a place to meet and play various board games)…

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Maya really loved going to see ‘Matilda’ the musical with her Godmother..

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We all enjoyed watching street entertainers at Covent Garden….

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The kids loved visiting ‘M & M world’…

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(where our friend Jude has a dance with a walking M & M..)

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And it was fantastic to drink jasmine tea, and eat fresh dumplings and fortune cookies in China town…..

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We spent a morning checking out the buildings and goings on along the South Bank, by the river Thames…..

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..before reaching (and riding!), the London Eye!

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…and rounded off the trip with noodles and a visit to arty Camden Market….

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What a fabulous trip staying with Maxine’s family in London!

And the small boys? Well, they had trip on a big overnight ferry with pappa…

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Happy days ! 🙂

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One thought on “London (And A Boat)…

  1. Love that you got some time alone with the older children. Our focus almost always seems t be on the younger children – they just need so much more attention and care. I bet in some ways it was almost like getting acquainted without so many distractions.

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