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On the trail of Paddington Bear

This morning we headed into the West End to watch a preview of the new Get Santa film. It was very funny and we all enjoyed it. After a quick stop for lunch we went looking for the Paddington Bears statues, there are 50 of them dotted around London. We stuck to the area around Leicester Square and Covent Garden and found all of these:

Blush by Nicole Kidman

The Bear of London by Boris Johnson

Bearodiversity by Peru

Paddington the Explorer by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Paddington Lloyd Webbear by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rainbow by Darcey Bussell

Paddington TrailSpecial Delivery by Ben Whishaw

The last one Little Sis just had to get up and kiss, she was slightly obsessed! They were very popular and we all enjoyed looking for them and learning who had designed them. They are on display until the 30th December. More information can be found here.

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Poppies at the Tower of London

Little Sis and I had a rather epic day out. We took our favourite Met train to the end of the line, ticking off Aldgate Station from our neglected list of Underground stations.

Aldgate stationOur destination was to see the poppies, or Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, at the Tower of London before they start to dismantle them.

poppies at the TowerWe weren’t the only ones! It was heaving but it was free and an amazing experience.

Seas of RedIt was a beautiful sunny day and quite difficult to photograph the poppies but we took a few. Then we walked to the Museum of London to see their latest exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die. On the way we spotted this Paddington statue by the Guildhall, part of the Paddington Trail for the new film.

Paddington TrailWe didn’t think much of the exhibition, it was photograph heavy and there was nothing for Little Sis to do. We treated ourselves to a tasty Sherlock Holmes biscuit in the cafe.

Sherlock Holmes biscuitThen we ticked off Barbican station from our list before heading home.

Barbican tube

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A day at the Lido

Today we had some friends over and we thought we’d take them to one of our favourite places, the Lido.
_DSF3920We took bikes and scooters to help the little legs get round. Unfortunatley the miniature train wasn’t running but that didn’t seem to matter.

_DSF3927There was plenty of time to play.

_DSF3931Which helped build up a huge appetite for a delicious homemade lunch.


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