First train ride to London
|By the 'big wheel' as S called it|
Actually, this is their first train ride ever! Yes, I know, I'm afraid we don't often travel by train as I like to be in charge so we normally drive everywhere but London is just not a place I care to drive - let alone try and park!
The girls were very excited.
We managed to squeeze ourselves into some seats as the train was quite busy despite it being almost 11.30am before we boarded. Living on a line where trains go to London about every 5 minutes day and night is the penalty we have to pay.
I'm pleased to say we managed to get into a 'quiet carriage' (aren't they all now?) and delighted all around us with the girls squealing and giggling during the 30 minute journey. Well, the sign said no loud music or mobiles and we weren't using either of those were we.
Having pleased all the
|Choo-choo...here we come|
|"That's the big clock on television" said S|
The girls enjoyed about 30 minutes of it then hit the boredom and hunger threshold. All they wanted to do at that point was leave and have an ice cream. There really was no point trying to drag this out as it was a day out for them after all so we just glanced at a few more displays and left.
|Just give us ice cream|
|Johnny meets Jas|
|N and I took the middle horse - J and S said the outer one was faster|
We then headed to Gabriel's Wharf for a look around the shops there and a drink.
Everyone was getting a bit tired now but there was time for the girls to have one go on the cars that S had spotted beside the carousel before heading back to the train and home.
|S taking the lead in the orange car with N in 4th place in the yellow|
It was nice to take them to London and I'm pleased to say the little outing we did was just right for them and me if I'm honest. I like to visit London but I love to come home afterwards.