We had the best time in London! We were staying in Wimbledon so we only made it to the centre on Saturday and with two girls and a baby boy the day went by much too fast and we did not have time to do that many things. But we are definitely planning a longer stay in the future and then I will book some musical tickets ( I heard that at least Mathilda, The Lion King and Charlie and the chocolate factory are worth seeing) and make sure we see at least one museum and go to a lovely park to play ( the princess Diana memorial park got many recommendations). This time we only had time for a few activities but we did try the places my friend suggested for us and really liked them. So we had brunch at the Wolseley and huge huge ice-cream portions at the Parlour at Fortnum & Mason ( and did a bit of shopping there too for our upcoming tea party). And we visited the toy department of Harrods per many of your suggestions and the girls got to choose a book and a little plush toy too. Bubble Gum bought the cutest little Snow Dog ( from the cartoon movie The Snowman and the Snowdog that she adores) and after your kind suggestions for my Christmas present post I let Cotton Candy choose a Disney character that she is loving so much at the moment, a Palace Pet called Berry ( it´s a small blue bunny). So the girls were thrilled for their new little pets. Most of the time we took things easy and hung out in Wimbledon Village which was charming and the girls played with my friends baby and dog to no end. They are now missing both so much and Cotton Candy who was a bit afraid of dogs was so proud to notice that on her way to daycare she no longer feared passing a dog with her scoot. All in all it was a great trip and the short flights from Helsinki were more than manageable with the girls. I remember thinking my friend was nuts when she went to New York on holiday alone with her two girls last year ( when they were 4 and 6) but now I start to see it´s easy to travel with kids when they are that much older and walk everywhere. I´m sharing a few photos too if you´d like to see, but they are mostly taken with my phone. Hope you don´t mind the poor quality…
Ihana, mutta ihan liian lyhyt Lontoon reissu on nyt siis takanapäin. Toivottavasti matka suuntaa sinne päin taas pian uudestaan. Odotan innolla, että ehtisimme viedä tytöt katsomaan jonkun ihanista lasten musikaaleista, pääsisimme vähintään yhteen kehutuista museoista ja ehtisimme vähän käveleskellä ja leikkiä myös puistoissa, sekä katsoa pari nähtävyyttäkin. Enkä panisi pahakseni shoppailupäivää ilman pikkutyttöjäkään. Yllä kuitenkin muutama kuva reissustamme. Suurin osa näistä on puhelimella nappaistu, joten pahoittelut taas kuvien heikommasta laadusta. Järkkäriä ei kehtaa ihan joka välissä kaivaa esille kun yrittää nopeasti ja huomaamattomasti ottaa kuvia vaikkapa jätskiannoksista.
Have a great day!