Monday, 17 December 2012
A few weeks ago we were able to spend the weekend with some of our friends who recently moved to the capital.
Visiting London has been on my "30 before 30" list and I was keen to visit, but a little nervous about rude people, being robbed and smog.
I was pleasantly surprised. It's so beautiful, with so much history.
And was treated more kindly than I would have been normally. I was let on the subway, people talked to my kids on the underground and train. While I waited for Andy to help me up the stairs three other people offered to help me up.
People are good.
(This is me laughing at the suggestion that I get on the oh-so-high wall. I did. And it was oh-so-unglamorous)
Our gorgeous American tour guide filled us in on all the London hiostory. :) I've never felt so uncultured!
Kim knew that different buttons on the guards uniforms meant they were from different countries, which castle was for who...
And when the changing of the guard was. Andy and I decided we'd go over with Izzy and get a better view. John and Kim volunteered to stay with the pushchairs.
Andy and Izzy and I ran across the closed off road before the procession began and they ignored the shouting police-lady. I however cannot ignore anyone in authority, and returned to our side of the road disgraced...
Which is why said police-lady gets a less than flattering shot. There was no need to shout, I didn't know crossing was not permitted. I am from the suburbs...
It was great to see the guards and the castle though. The queen was even home...
The kids loved the weekend. They loved being somewhere new, seeing the Christmassy city, spending all their waking moments with their bff Jack :)
And this little boy? Had just started toilet training the week before and was amazing! No nappies at night and no ruined sofas! Phew.
We had a great week.
Being in London.
Going on the underground.
Having thanksgiving dinner.
Being yelled at by a policewoman.
Using a public toilet where I was escorted to my stall and was offered perfume on the way out.
Shame only two were on my list really.