There was a hiatus in blog activity last week because Family SowandSew went to London. Mr S&S and I lived in London for four years and moved to Wales when I was expecting the Little Girl. When we left we told everyone that we’d go back for lots of visits but had reckoned without the logisitics of travelling with small children and how busy we’d be. So this was our first trip to the Smoke since January 2008. I was slightly worried that I’d have forgotten how to do London and would walk under a bus or something, but it all came back to me frighteningly quickly; in some ways it felt like I’d hardly been away.
So, would you like to see some pictures?
Our first full day was one of those lovely crisp and sunny winter days, so we wrapped up and went to Greenwich. We enjoyed a big walk in Greenwich Park, and the children had fun spotting the very friendly squirrels.
The views over London from Greenwich Observatory are wonderful. You can just make out how small St Paul’s is compared to all the modern buildings that surround it: It must have seemed unimaginable even fifty years ago that St Paul’s would be dwarfed like this.
We ended the day with a walk back through the park just before it closed, enjoying the view of London all lit up. At night, they mark the Greenwich meridian with a green laser, which entranced the Little Girl.