Thank you all for your well wishes last week, it was really appreciated.
We had a great weekend in London starting off at Portobello Road. Not having been there before, we weren't too sure where we were going - but judging by the mass of crowds all heading in the same direction, we could guess!
For those who haven't been there before, it's a haven for vintage everything and towards the end is fruit/veg/oils/breads/cheeses and stallholders cooking lots of tasty treats.
Have you ever seen so many vintage sewing machines.
Of course good old CK had to have a shop there and with my trusty Easy Living discount voucher I did feel it would have been rude not to use it before it expired. (As I have yet to unpack goodies from Sussex and now London! - I'll share those with you on another post).
As there was so much to see at the market it was almost too overwhelming - but a good excuse to go again.
Then off, back in the car heading across London to the South of the river where our hotel was. I hadn't realised it was Trooping of the Colour so it was so busy and a lot of roads had been shut-off. The boys were fascinated by the volume of police around and lots of diplomat cars whizzing by!
The hotel was fantastic! Our room was glorious and we had a snapshot view of the Houses of Parliment as well as a great view of the London Eye, which was even better at night when it was all lit up.
We timed our day by having an early tea at The Rainforest Cafe, a quick cab ride back to the hotel so 1 male member of the family could watch the England game.........
Yesterday was another busy morning on the Duck Tour bus which are WW1 vehicles transformed into yellow duck like vehicles which can also go into water! For 45 minutes you get a great informed tour round some key London sights, then a drive into the Thames for 30 minutes. Brilliant!
Out again - visit to the Florence Nightingale museum, check-out of hotel, in the car to come home and 2 boys completely flat-out asleep for 2 hours! Once we got home I opened my presents from friends and family and flaked out with a good bottle of wine and some chocolates!
Feeling a little tired this morning!
Bye for now.