Today's strike didn't really help with that, but rather than moaning about it I decided to make the best of my
far too short notice surprise day of annual leave. Miss M was in nursery so I had a rare opportunity for a day out in our home city, with just my big girl and no school holiday crowds.
For those with only tiny children - it is so liberating to have a day out with no buggy, changing bag or fixed meal and nap times. We headed off with just rain coats and an Oyster card (and Ana of course) and had a great day - here it is in photos.
|Waiting for the train|
|Pulling faces in the train window|
|The Natural History Museum - amazing before you even get through the door.|
|Bring on the Dinos|
|Anamatronic T-Rex, I'll be honest, it was a little scary|
|Contemplating a blue whale tail|
|Lunch time treat in the museum restaurant|
|Watching the Guards at Buckingham Palace|
|After a long hunt we finally found one of the Pelicans in St James's Park|
|Then her buddies turned up too|
|Finally worn out we "drive" the number 12 bus past Parliment, Big Ben and the London eye, all the way home.|
|Miss E was fast asleep by the time we past our old home|