Home sweet home

After almost two weeks away in London and Ibiza it’s nice to be back home. I’ve missed all the toys and teddy bears that I couldn’t take with me. And as you can see I’ve got stuck right back in reacquainting myself with them all!

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London calling

We swung by the Building Design Centre on Store Street as the Big D wanted some info on photovoltaic stuff. In the window they have a really cool scale model of London. You can see where I was born, where I used to live and the flat. Really cool. I love it!

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Chaos at World Travel Market

Nothing like causing chaos and breaking the rules. The big D is speaking at the World Travel Market expo at eXcel so I thought I’d pop by to watch. As they say on family fortunes “ugh urrgghh”. Babies not allowed. However, being the charmer I am, I almost made it in, only to be denied at the final hurdle. Bah humbug is what I say.

Town v country

Things that have happened that wouldn’t happen in London:

1. A nice man gave us his car parking ticket
2. We drove round the village looking for our postman (and our post)
3. We had 3 separate conversations with strangers in the local pub in one sitting
4. A man offered us a lift when he passed us walking up a country lane

Bonkers for conkers

They (not sure who) say it’s good luck if a bird poos on you (although a seagull once did it’s business above my gran-gran and broke her nose… I don’t think she felt particularly lucky that day!). They also say it’s lucky to catch a falling leaf.

Today a conker fell on the hood of my buggy. Now this might not be an unusual occurrence in the depth of Devon, but I think it’s got to be a fairly uncommon thing to happen in central London! But low and behold there is a horse chestnut tree slap bang on the Pentonville Road.

I reckon that’s got to count for a bit of luck.

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An Olympic journey

Even though I was but a twinkle in the Big D’s eye, today I got to experience a glimmer of the emotion and excitement that the Olympics brought to London in 2012.

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The Museum of London has a portion of the Olympic cauldron on display and it’s amazing and much, much bigger than me! You can read about it here

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I really hope one day I get to go to the Olympics, at the rate I’m growing maybe as a high jumper (!!), but in the meantime it’s well worth a visit.

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