Ping Pong: dim sum calling

The sun is shining so what better way to spend the day than having a stroll down the Thames, taking in the sights. From Blackfriars all the way down to St Katherine’s Dock via Tower Bridge. Did you know that in 1968 Arizona purchased the old London Bridge allegedly thinking they were buying Tower Bridge? Ooppps!!!

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The Big M and D were complaining about being hungry so we had a pit stop at Ping Pong, a dim sum restaurant, on St Katherine’s Dock (photo below – its part of a chain by the way; there are a number of them dotted around town). The Big M and D are loyalty card holders so they got free cocktails and prawn crackers. That kept them quiet. I liked the prawn crackers! The staff were amazing. Despite being really busy they let us sit at a table for four so I could have a high chair and park my buggy next to the table. Every time our waitress went past she talked to me and made a fuss of me; she’s my new best friend! Eventually it all got a bit too much so I retired to my buggy for a nap. When I woke up the Big M and D had finally stopped eating, from what I gather the cha sui buns and chicken and cashew nut steamed dumplings were their favourites. We checked out the facilities and I’m happy to report that they were clean and spacious enough for an easy nappy change. We’ll definitely be back soon as it was really fun people watching and looking at all the boats in the harbour.

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Art Attack

Yesterday I apparently spent a pleasant morning strolling the august corridors of the National Gallery in good company amongst Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Stubbs etc. I say apparently as The Big M and D stupidly coincided the visit with my nap. Luckily, even when dozing pram-cam was on hand to capture the moment! Here I am with Hans Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors masterpiece. Personally I think the perspective of the pushchair is off, but what can I do, my parents are amateurs!

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Now I was awake for a visit to the cafe. The Peyton and Byrne team were really friendly. The cakes were apparently delicious. I’m still too young for cake, but I did enjoy a carrot and tomato rice cake. Allegedly it was just as good as the sticky chocolate gateau, but I’m not convinced. The nice lady at the till gave me a ‘high-five’. I’m not sure what one is but I reckon it’s pretty cool.

The gallery was a good place to visit with the pushchair as there were loads of lifts, nice wide corridors, lovely clean baby changing facilities and its free, meaning I still have enough pocket money for Farley’s Rusks. Winner!

Money Money Money

imageToday I channelled my inner Donald Trump (no hair jokes please) and visited the Bank of England’s museum. It’s awesome –  I held a real bar of gold which in today’s financial climate is worth over £300,000. Sadly it didn’t fit in my money box so I had to leave it where it was.

imageI also cracked a safe by answering some questions about money. The right answers gave me the combination. Look here I am spinning the dial!image

The prize for opening the safe was a pin badge of a bar of gold which I’ve given to my teddy bear Frank Orsen (picture at top)

The museum was very accommodating. Not only was admission free, but they allowed me to park my buggy behind the desk allowing me to enjoy the exhibition in my sling. Definitely recommend a visit!

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/museum/visiting/default.aspx

Hello!

Hi! I’m Wilfred and I’m nine months old.I'm Wilfred This is a blog about all my adventures. I live in London and I get out and about a lot as you’ll see through pram-cam, my trusty camera. Here I am, for example, admiring the WW1 ceramic poppy installation at the Tower Of London (www.poppies.hrp.org.uk)

I hope you’ll enjoy sharing all my experiences with me and come back soon to check out what I’ve been up to!

love

Wilfred x

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