What to do in London with Poppy, Garnie, Daddy and Mariana.  Well, there is the Dinosaur (Natural History) museum, the Science Museum, the Museum of Childhood, the Transport Museum, the Cutty Sark, Fountains in Canary Wharf, Playgrounds in St Johns Wood…

Poppys pics from the last week or so in London….

Ingo doing what he does best! In the Peak 030814.

Ingo doing what he does best! In the Peak 030814.

Adeline and Clara fountain fun…from July when it was warm!  A fun morning out and about with Poppy.

Adeline and Clara fountain fun…from July when it was warm!  A fun morning out and about with Poppy.

Hanging out with Daddy this week.  The kids are having a great time, today it was a haircut for Oscar and Adeline made her dinner into a funny face!

A busy Sunday…we wandered from trafalgar square to lunch at Wagamama in Covent Garden.  Oscar refused to share his pot sticker/gyoza/dumplings…  The kids, as always, loved their afternoon at the London Transport Museum., followed by a gelato.  Passionfruit or ‘lellow’ for Oscar and strawberry chocolate chip for Adeline. 

At the White Spider….

in the kitchen with Garnie…

Summer fairs and birthday parties….

Busy Sunday.  Paddington Playground, lunch at Wagamama, ‘Little Draw’ at the Wallace Collection, then a 3rd birthday party where there was some fancy face painting…

And quote of the day, when I was encouraging Oscar on the spider web climbing frame at the playground, I said, ‘Well done spider bear’, to which her replied, ‘I am not a spider bear, I am a real bear!’

Party time face painting…always a princess and a tiger…

Party time face painting…always a princess and a tiger…

On the way home today from our epic park adventure, our unexpectedly long wait for a tube at Bayswater tube station was repaid with an old school Metropolitan (carraiges)/Hammersmith& City (engine…at the back) arriving at the westbound platform.  Train buffs probably know why the engine was at the back of the line up?? However, it was puffing steam and the kids, who are very much in a Thomas the Tank Engine phase, and had red the Little Red Engine this morning were very impressed.  Oscar kept muttering afterwards about olden day trains.  Very sweet.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground.  This playground is amazing, we were her for 3+ hours today, and I dragged the kids away…

Not pictured, but there is an amazing pirate ship, Adeline scampered up the crows nest, Oscar attempted, but was a little frightened.  There are lots of treasure chests, secret tunnels, wigwams and lots of nooks to explore.

Estimate we will be there at least once a week until school resumes in September.

Hyde park picnic and playground visit no. 1.

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At the zoo today….Sunshine and smiles.

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Today we climbed at the Reach.  Adeline, Poppy, Andrew and I all had a good climb and enjoyed hanging out with friends.  Adeline, Oscar and Gethin ran riot and had a ball.  Oscar caused general mayhem, but wouldn’t put on a harness, maybe next time.  On the way home we had a ride on the Emirates Airline and Nth Greenwich, then celebrated with an early dinner at Pizza Express. 

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