Thursday, July 30, 2015
La La La London Town
I guess the thing we've learnt about traveling with kids after six weeks on the road, is that less is mostly more. Last weekend we spent two days in London and totally smashed our own rule.
We woke early, wandered deserted streets, watched marketers setting up and looked longingly into closed coffee shops. Eventually the city started stirring and we found a cafe serving English breakfasts, which let me tell you are VERY different from the Middle Eastern breakfasts we'd become accustomed to. And the coffee...oh well....
After our bellies were full we walked all over town. We visited markets and clothes shops, we tried on vintage and new, we bought a ring, two old flannel shirts, a denim skirt, a lip balm, two European Sim cards, several skeins of sock yarn, a floral crown and a couple of tee-shirts.
We followed paper maps, we followed google maps, we got very lost and we eventually found our way.
We walked, we took a cute London taxi and we rode a double-decker bus.
We giggled at the English accents, we tried to make sense of the money, we found all kinds of public toilets and we froze our bums off in the cold wind and the rain (summer??!!).
Eventually when we could walk no more we climbed on top of a tour bus and visited the touristy landmarks.
And then that second night things fell apart. There were tears and tantrums and tired, aching legs.
But we came, we toured, we shopped and we did London.
I'm still not sure how we could do it differently next time.
Big love to you my friends, wherever you are reading this.
I hope you have the right shoes for the track your journey takes you on.
Love Kate xx