Unexpectedly we spent quite a bit of time in the apartment upon our arrival. That wasn't the plan. Not at all. We wanted to get off the train and head straight to the Centre and get busy enjoying ourselves but our little girl had suffered terrible travel sickness on the train and needed a bath, change of clothes and shoes as did we as we were those in the firing line. :-( This travel sickness episode was shocking. Truly. She was so sick EVERYWHERE. People were leaving our carriage and dragging loved ones along with them. It was proper exorcist stuff. Poor baby.
Determined not to let this ruin our 1st day, we headed to the Hotel, got cleaned up, had a snack and hung out in the area we were staying in.
We had a fairly late night. The kids went to bed fine. We had no choice but to join them as we were sharing a room with our youngest and the living area had now become the eldest two's bedroom.
We slept well and had a busy Sunday planned. We were off to see friends in Barnes Village and needed to make the fairly long and tricky trip there. Not only did we have quite journey ahead of us, we had to take all of our stuff too. With all that in mind we knew we had to make the trip fun for all of us. So, we caught the Thames Tripper boat to the train station. We were wary of doing this after the whole travel sickness episode the day prior but we paid a Pharmacy a visit and grabbed her a couple of sickness bands. These are great. We now swear by them. SWEAR by them.Luckily for us no sick was shed on the boat across the Thames. The kids loved this journey. If you get a chance you should totally give this a go. It is a great way to see London. Really fun.
We had a great Sunday and made it to our destination to see friends safely. It was so nice to see our friends and spend a little time with them. We totally filled our face with Sunday dinner and enjoyed a handful of vegan cup cakes. It's always wonderful to catch up with those you don't see very often isn't it? Lunch was lovely and Barnes Village is somewhere really special. I love it there. It's just so beautiful. You don't feel like you are in London at all.
Our little trip to London was a very memorable trip. Looking back at the photographs from the break away has got me feeling all squishy. They may be very poor quality photos but they remind me of just how much fun we had as a Family. We enjoyed being a 5. A good solid 5. We enjoyed spending time with one another and exploring the City as the Moose's. At the time it seems such a small thing and you just do it but looking back and talking about this with the kids, to them it was a really big thing. Something they haven't forgotten. Something they think of fondly and remember in great detail. I am thankful for this trip. I love that we did it and so do our kids.