Friday 31st May 2013.
Dear mummy, thank you for taking me to the big smoke to see Aunty S. I enjoyed my first trip on a choo choo train. I must admit I was brilliant today, mummy breastfed me on the train and I fell asleep on her lap, listening to the ‘clunk clunk, clunk cluck’ of the carriages and swaying movement.
Most of the commuters were friendly and helpful, but I don’t think my mummy could have done it on her own, so she took Grandma with her. It’s a bit daunting being a 4 month-old going into London, people pushing and shoving hurrying on their way to work. Good thing though, if mummy could take me on a Friday in rush hour, then that would give her the confidence to travel up there more often!
We walked across Waterloo bridge (well mummy and Grandma did) I was pushed in my buggy. I think mummy regretted not taking her pouchlings mei tai wrap, as I couldn’t see much at pavement level.
We headed to Covent Garden and I dozed undershade, while listening to the gentle hustle and bustle of lunch time workers in the cafés. We had beautiful sunshine that day and mummy stopped to chill for a coffee. We headed to Carluccio’s for lunch and I terrorised the waiter and sat on mummy’s lap picking food off her plate (well trying too!). Afterwards I had my first lick of Ice Cream at this great little place called Patisserie Valerie and it was green ice cream! (mummy later told me it was something called ‘pistachio’??)
I had an ‘open-air’ nappy change in Hyde Park which was quite liberating!!
All of us had a great day in London and are now frequent visitors to the big city