This morning we headed to the Lido, we’re so lucky to live 5 minutes from it. Big Brother is constantly asking to visit!
This morning he asked to take the bike Nanny bought him for his birthday. So far we’ve only used it up and down our road. He rode it around the car park before we headed off clockwise around the lido. He did amazingly well and only needed a little push up some small hills.
Little Sis was on her scooter and you can see she was also happy, often scooting so far ahead we had to tell her to wait for us to catch up.
Eventually we got to the other side of the lido and the children played on the beach, building sandcastles and making moats. Big Brother ran back and forth to the waters edge to fill up his bucket and they loved pouring the water on to the sand and watching it disappear.
We spent the afternoon at the South Bank. It’s one of our favourite places in London and for the first time we let the children take their scooters!
They were very happy scooting along, especially when they found some large puddles to zoom through.
We wanted to go and see HMS President, currently known as the Dazzle ship, moored at Victoria Embankment. The dazzle camouflage was designed to confuse enemy U-boat captains during the First World War. It looked amazing!
I don’t think the children appreciated the views we had over London but us adults did. We headed back along the South Bank, past the Southbank Centre which was hosting the Festival of Love. There was so much going on but we were all hungry so headed to Wagamama for lunch.
We were able to sit outside and people watch. Little Sis was hungry but she eventually cheered up when her food came.
Today was another trip on the tube to visit the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon. We had been invited to see a performance of the amazing puppet operafor children Skitterbang Island.
It involved a bit of a journey via Earl’s Court and Wimbledon – both were worthy of a photograph.
The performance was amazing and the venue was very intimate which made the experience more fun. After it had finished we stopped for lunch at the cafe.
We had a lovely walk back through Wimbledon to the station (which we have now crossed off our list) and home.