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A Big Day Out

Today Little Sis was invited to a birthday party and it was Dad’s turn to go, which meant Mum and Big Brother had the day to themselves. I really wanted to go to the Liberty in Fashion exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum so we headed into town for a day out. The tube was really quick so, with time to spare until the exhibition opened, we made a little detour onto the DLR at Canning Town.

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We took it all the way to Bank.

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Then made our way back to London Bridge to walk to the Fashion & Textile Museum.

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The exhibition was amazing but I think Big Brother was pretty tired as all he wanted to do was sit down!

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He was very patient and let me read all the exhibition labels and take lots of photographs of all the amazing dresses. He was rewarded with a delicious hot chocolate in the museum cafe.

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We also had a lovely lunch before heading home via Victoria so Mum could pop into HEMA.Big Brother was very patient whilst I looked around and popped a few things in my shopping basket. Then it really was time to go home, via South Ken.

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And a chance to the Piccadilly Line.

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Before we forgot to change at Acton Town and had a little detour to South Ealing and back!

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A trip to the West End

We headed into the West End today for a trip to the Museum of London and the Crime Museum Uncovered Exhibition. Our first stop was St Paul’s, a station that we don’t visit very often, so we took a photo for our London Underground Challenge – just in case.

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We enjoyed our visit to the Museum and had a delicious lunch in the Benugo’s there. We explored the area and the children wanted to try the Boris Bikes.

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Then it was on to Covent Garden via double decker which the children loved as there are only single deckers buses where we live.

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We walked around Covent Garden and Seven Dials before heading home via Tottenham Court Road station which has recently re-opened.

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The outside is quite impressive, or will be once the hoarding is down and major roadworks are over. The station itself wasn’t quite so interesting although it felt huge compared to the old, cramped ticket area.

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A very cold day

Today I had both children off school with their coughs and colds. Little Sis had a hair appointment so we had to head out despite the really cold weather. The pond was frozen over so we felt a little sorry for the poor ducks who were skating on the top of it.

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We didn’t stay out for long and were so happy to get home and warm again.

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