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An afternoon on the South Bank

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.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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A trip to the West End

It’s been a while since we ticked any stations from our London Underground List. This morning we started out from North Acton so we stopped for the photo opportunity. We were heading into the West End for the Hobbycraft Christmas preview which was the only Christmas in July show I wanted to attend.

We had a great time and Big Brother was really well behaved. He was excited to see some of the Christmas ranges and even started suggesting things we could make!

Hobbycraft Gruffalo kits

We both loved these Gruffalo kits which will soon be hitting stores, we can’t wait to make some fun masks! Big Brother enjoyed a cake pop and I made a duck tape bow and we both had a great time.

Then it was on to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. We hadn’t been for ages but we knew we would have a fun time. Big Brother ran around stamping his ticket, drove trains and asked lots of questions as usual. We just about managed to visit their latest exhibition – Goodbye Piccadilly: From Home Front to Western Front – which was really interesting.


Big Brother which his completed ticket – his favourite thing about visiting the London Transport Museum.


Our final stop was the Disney Store in Covent Garden. Big Brother was treated to Pontoon Dusty and Dipper from the new Planes 2 Fire & Rescue film we saw at the weekend. There are lots of tie-in toys so I expect we shall be back for more soon.

We made it back home just in time to pick Little Sis up at 1, not bad for a mornings’ work :)


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First day of the Summer holidays

So today we woke up to the first day of the Summer holidays. The weather was hot and sunny (again) so we headed to our local park. It was full of Big Brother’s friends from nursery so we stayed and played for a while before it got too hot.

at the park

When we got home we filled the tuff spot with water for some water play. It was a bit small for two so perhaps we should get the paddling pool out!


The children have been sharing a room (and the air-con unit) for the last couple of nights. They’ve been perfectly happy with their mattresses on the floor and haven’t been staying up talking toooo late. Tonight we decided to convert Little Sis’ cot into a Big Girl’s Bed. It only took a couple of minutes and she loved the result :)


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