travel

London day 2 20th June

It was a horribly wet day and considering the late night we had last night at the Harry Potter studios we weren’t very keen to get going today.

We decided it was best not to take Kevin Joshua as he would need to be carried everywhere to see any of the jewels so he went ofd adventuring with Granny and Grandpuff.

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You can’t take photos inside unfortunately.

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One of the guards. Jessica thought it was so funny they wouldn’t react to us or move at all.

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The actual tower to the left. We were very lucky it was a rainy day and were able to get tickets straight away and only wait 10 minutes to get in to see the jewels. As soon as the sun came out the crowds came out.

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The windy staircases to stop any attackers being able to advance very easily and fight on their way up. They made me dizzy going up.

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Guards marching around the tower.

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We had to walk across Tower Bridge to see the crack where the lifts up.

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The family on the bridge with the Tower in the background.

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In the front of one of the traditional London buses. Up the top of course.

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Lisa and Kevin looking out over Trafalgar Square.

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They were keen to get up and explore but Kevin found it a bit scary getting down.

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The kids loved the Yoda busker.

We even walked from Trafalgar Square to Hambley’s toy store. Five storeys of toy heaven.  Even I loved it and nearly bought the whole store. Jessica did get a Hermione wand and we did get a family Wizard’s chess set. Kevin found some train things to buy, naturally.

It was another long day of walking but we really did enjoy our day out.

Europe 2016

We arrived in Paris today at 5.30pm. It was a very long day for us after leaving home at 9.30am Sunday,  flying to Sydney, waiting for our connecting flight at 4pm and arriving in Dubai around 6.30am Australian EST. If that wasn’t bad enough I didn’t sleep at all on that leg of the flight because my shoulder injury was so sore. It felt as though I was being stabbed in the back and I had difficulties breathing. Fortunate I was given some pain killers so I slept fitfully from Dubai to London.

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Lisa holding our mascots Mort the possum and Elizabeth the platypus in Dubai

The kids were so well behaved.  We recieved a lot of compliments on theur behaviour.  By the time we’d been through immigration at Heathrow and traveled  on the Underground to go to King’s Cross with all the morning communters the kids were exhausted and needes to do something other than sit down and wait.

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Leaving Heathrow to travel to London King's Cross

We managed to find this cute little park in Argyle Square for them to play in. We checked out the Harry Potter store at King’s Cross, changed some money, bought food and went through immigration again to head to France on EuroStar.

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Once again, through the procedures and the official part, the kids were so well behaved.  We are very blessed.

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A cute little shop near our accommodation

We walked to our accommodation and settled the kids in. Kevin went to find food for dinner and I washed and clothed the kids. I also had a shower. It felt amazing.

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After Kevin had made dinner we put the kids to bed and Pauline looked after the kids while Kevin and I went for a walk. We walkes to the top od the hill near our apartment and went into a very beautiful church before walking home and falling into bed.

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Out of our apartment window to the street below