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Our Trip To London Baby – Part One

by S1m

We. Are. Bloody. Knackered!

The Bank holiday has certainly taken its toll on Liv and I as we found ourselves venturing on an extended break to London and Wales. It was Liv’s first visit to London and unfortunately we could only enjoy the capital’s delights for 24 hours whilst on a review jolly at The Cavendish hotel. Laura at Tired Mummy of Two and her daughters made excellent travel buddies… A relief for me as I am renowned for missing my train even when stood in front of it!

The journey on the train from Manchester certainly went quickly and soon we found ourselves in the back of a black cab. The driver wasn’t the usual cheeky chappy you would expect and instead was an arrogant tit who thought it acceptable to text on his phone, wearing earphones, whilst carrying passengers in his taxi… 3 of whom were children. When this was brought up he said he would pull over and we could get a ‘baby taxi’. Driver 71747 you need to brush up on your customer service if you want any tips!

My London Style; All aboard with the girls for London Baby; London skyline at 3am

My London Style; All aboard with the girls for London Baby; London skyline at 3am

London was just how I remembered after living there for 5 years during my uni years. Walking onto Regents Street with one of my best buddies felt as if I was coming home. Laura was an absolute star and took Liv to a rather special Moshi Monster 5th birthday party at Moshi HQ which left me child free… In London Baby!! *Squeal*

There was only one thing for it… Catch up with old friends whilst soaking up the sights of London. The weather was blistering and it only felt right to go and have some drinks outside on Carnaby Street. People watching is one of my favourite pastimes and there was abundance of electic styled people walking past us. It actually made for great entertainment. Realising the Chelsea match was on tv we made our way back to the bar next to the hotel to meet up with others, to cheer on my side. I clearly acted as a mascot as Chelsea won the game 3-1 to take them into the Europa Cup final. It was the most memorable Chelsea match I’ve ever watched… In more ways than one. I shall try my best to refrain from screaming ‘Back of the net!!!!!’Β Oh… I just did! πŸ˜‰

Insomnia is shite and with my night running through my mind I was wide awake at 3am… Grrr! I was productive in that time though as I found my phone charger and started snapping away at the very early morning London skyline from the hotel. It was probably the comfiest bed I have attempted to sleep in for a long time, so am gutted I didn’t put it to better use that way!

Liv London

Breakfast was freaking awesome with a choice of everything we could have wanted… Knowing we had another long journey ahead I may just have stocked up on a full breakfast avec 4 hash browns cooked to crispy perfection nom nom!

The journey to Paddington station for on onward journey was highly amusing thanks to our proper Cockney geezer taxi driver with lots of tales about Dennis Wise and Gazza… Oh how I <3 London!!

Our review of The Cavendish hotel will be going live week!


Alexandra May 7, 2013 - 9:25 pm

You made me realise how much I miss London! πŸ™‚ I lived there only for a while and now I am “just visiting” but there is something about this city that makes me feel I belong there.
Absolutely fav when it comes to travelling with kids, too. One just need a little experience and everything goes smoothly. Happy to hear you had a blast!

Sim May 7, 2013 - 9:32 pm

Thanks Alexandra – I cannot tell you how excited I was! I actually squealed like Carrie did in SATC when she saw the Eiffel Tower! So many friends and so many good memories had down there. I just love how different everything and everyone is, such a faster pace of life. It’s acceptable to drink every evening after work… it seriously is my kind of place! πŸ™‚

I couldn’t believe how easy it all was on the train etc with Liv, she loved the adventure and for Β£12.50 to get to London… it was amazingly cheap!x

Alexandra May 7, 2013 - 9:37 pm

Oh you live so close! I am currently back in Poland, and not sure when I will be back in UK πŸ™
Enjoy it for me too, will ya?! :)))

Sim May 15, 2013 - 9:23 am

I am going back down again soon, I shall make sure I enjoy a drink for you. It is so lovely in the sun, a great place to walk around.
You should look into flights over in the summer and treat yourself πŸ™‚ x

Alexandra May 15, 2013 - 9:58 am

I certainly will, as my better half is English and lives there…Long distance relationships are the toughest but oh that feeling when I see him at the airport! πŸ˜‰

Sim May 15, 2013 - 10:17 am

I have been there hun and it is very very hard πŸ™ I do not envy your situation at all. Sending you lots of big cuddles – the airport reunion is always something to look forward to πŸ™‚ x

Emma May 15, 2013 - 8:29 pm

You make me want to go to London more! You look amazing too – hair looks a fab colour. Thanks for linking up.

Sim May 16, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Aww thanks hun! London was fab, as was Wales. An awesome long Bank Holiday weekend πŸ™‚ x

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