Landing in London

On landing in London we spent a week with Dave’s mum in Surrey. She moved from Australia a year ago and had all her furniture shipped over, so walking in to her flat felt just like being at her old home in Newcastle, with a slightly different view! We had posted our winter clothes to her by sea mail before we left Australia so they were all waiting for us too. Luckily my jeans still fit after all that good Thai food.

Sunny but chilly!

Decked out in their winter gear.

It took most of the week for us all to get over the jet lag. The kids’ wake-up time slowly crept up from 3am the first morning to a more respectable 7am and I stopped falling asleep early with the kids.

After a few rest days we headed in to London to do some touristy things. The weather was perfect for the London Eye with clear skies and views for miles. Lil thought it went a bit slowly though. We used the Days Out website that gave us a voucher for 2 for 1 tickets by showing our train tickets. Ed was free.

shiny Thames

Shiny view from the London Eye.

pod view

One the Eye

We spent the rest of that day visiting a Christmas market, wandering across the bridge past Westminster and Big Ben and on to Trafalgar Square. Ed had a nap in the carrier along the way.

crossing the river

Madeline and Lillian crossing over to big Ben

carrier in action

Carrier in action

Another day we met up with a blogging friend, Alexis from Something I Made, and her family at the British Museum. (Alexis once guest posted about travelling to Ibiza with kids on my other blog.) The kids (and Dads) had a cracking game of What’s The Time Mr Wolf? on the lawn out the front of the museum while we drank coffee.

running at the British Museum

Running at the British Museum

They also helped us tick off a must-do by taking us for a ride on a big red double decker bus. It was great to finally meet in person.

having a chat

Henry and Edward having a chat on the bus.

London/Surrey was fun and we’re looking forward to returning for Christmas.

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