Word of the Week 03/10/14

It was my sister’s birthday last weekend and in true modern form, she sent a Facebook event invitation to her friends and family to meet for drinks and lunch in town. As it was a Sunday lunchtime, there was no reason at all not to be there so fairly early on Sunday morning, the girls and I caught the train to

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We were meeting in Southwark, so got off the train at Waterloo and enjoyed the walk, views and ambience of a very sunny afternoon on the Southbank. Bunny was really interested in the charity walk that families were doing, especially when I explained that they were trying to raise awareness and money for the illness her best friend suffers from (diabetes). After that, she made me read out every card the fundraisers were wearing.

We popped into an art exhibition and the girls were excited when they were given cards with an example of the artist’s work called ‘Nightbus’ on it. It wasn’t entirely appropriate for young children, as anyone who knows the London nightbus will concur but they didn’t seem to care!

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And then we spent a fab afternoon in the company of my family and their lovely friends before taking two tired little girls home again.

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Then, on Tuesday, I had a conference in Kensington, so found myself on the early train into Victoria ready for another long day. As conferences tend to be in windowless rooms, I took advantage of the time I had to get there and walked to the venue, enjoying the chance to look around the area properly in a way you can’t from a bus or the tube!

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And then the commuter train home. I’d forgotten my headphones so sat and listened to the banter shared between commute buddies and watched the sun setting across the fields from the large windows. I do miss working in London at times, but couldn’t go back to that life full time. At least the girls are sharing the excitement of the bright lights and big city!

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8 comments on “Word of the Week 03/10/14
  1. Louise says:

    Southbank is such a great place to go for a walk – sounds like you enjoyed your days visiting London. I used do a lot of driving around London for work and I love the occasional day taking the girls in and exploring but I’m glad that I don’t have to be driving in every day anymore!

  2. Yes, i love Southbank-we always head that way when we’re in London if we can. Sounds like a lovely day.

  3. Sounds like a great day out. I’ve not been to London for a few years now, though I am keen to take the kids there. One day! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  4. I love this post. It is like I am walking there with you. Thanks for sharing these amazing trips =) #wotw

  5. Kim Carberry says:

    That sounds like a fantastic day out…..

  6. Don says:

    When I was working 35 years ago I was a rep and covered parts of London I doubt I could do half the calls I did in thoses days , I cant get around in London anymore and am not looking forward to a Hospital appointment in Kings in November I will go up by car and for a 9:00 am appointment I will be leaving too darn early

  7. Sarah says:

    Sounds like you had a fantastic day out celebrating. 🙂 #WotW

  8. Sounds like a a very busy but lovely week in London. #WotW

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