So, as you know if you follow this blog often, I live the other side of the country to my parents. That of course means I don’t get to see them as often as I would like to, but it also means we get to plan really nice days out together like we did on Thursday.
My dad decided to meet me and Archie in London for the day to have a little explore. If you book far enough in advance you’re able to get good deals on train tickets so we like to plan a few days in the year to have a trip to the capital. Usually we spend it trailing around all of the shops but this time it was a little different. Read on to find out all about our day…
Say hello to my dad, my hero.
We started the day off with a lovely walk around Hyde Park and lunch with a view in the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen. I love this non-selfie picture of Archie and I, which is one of very few of us like this. I think it captures my motherhood journey pretty well. Phone dying from all of the photos I take of Archie, him having a feed because he’s such a chunk and my eye bags the size of bin liners. But I love it!
This gorgeous picture was taken post-explosive poonami that I had to clear up in the middle of Hyde Park. One to tell Archie when he’s older! But seriously how cute is this granddad and grandson picture?
Can you get a more British view? (Despite the giant American flags and the NFL banners, but hey ho)! I absolutely love the hustle and bustle in London. The history and the traditions that our country is most known for amazes me every time I visit the capital, even if that is quite a lot.
We didn’t really have any set plans for our day trip, just to kind of walk around and explore a bit. We usually pack so much into our days in London that it was really nice to just relax and take in the scenery. We went to some new places that we hadn’t ever visited before, like Fleet Street which of course the journalist in me really appreciated.
And Somerset House, which the fashion-lover in me loved!
I think this has to be one of my favourite snippets of the London skyline. St Paul’s holds a special place in my heart. On our first ‘real’ date to London, Chris and I had drinks on the rooftop bar that overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral. We were snuggled up to candlelight and it was the most perfect way to end a beautiful day. It was then I think we both realised how much we meant to each other.
Of course it was impossible to get a nice photo of the three of us, as Archie was way more interested in eating his granddad’s fingers rather than smiling for the camera! Nevertheless, we had a wonderful day as a family.
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