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A Pretty Good Day

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Last week was half term here in England, which means schools were out and London was very crowded.

Most of the museums have special events on during half term for all the little ones. We decided to go to the National Gallery, which had on an Imaginary Worlds Family Festival.

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The last time we came to the National Gallery with Josh was about a year ago and was clearly not a great place to bring a one year old.

But now that he’s a bit older he seemed to enjoy it, and I especially loved looking at paintings with him and listening to him tell me about what he thought was happening in them.

My personal favourite was when upon seeing Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres, Josh was very concerned that the boy in the river had lost his dog and was calling out for him, though the dog didn’t seem to look too concerned to me.

We had a great time though looking at the paintings and doing some of the children’s events like listening to a pop up orchestra.

The fun didn’t stop either when we left the gallery, as we even managed to see a somewhat creepy puppet show happening in Trafalgar Square.

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And of course we had lunch, which was possibly the highlight of the day when we found a new Mexican place on the Strand.

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And dessert.

Dessert was pretty good too.

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Yup. It was a pretty good day.

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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day

Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

I hope everyone had a nice day, full of love, chocolates and flowers. I can’t really say my day was full of those things…

But it was still a nice day.

Josh and I ended up going to meet Tim for lunch at the National Gallery. We had just seen the exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci – Painter at the court of Milan at the National Gallery and were looking forward to going back and exploring more of the museum.

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Tim ended up meeting us at Waterloo and we headed to the National Gallery where we had a nice (but quick!) lunch at the restaurant in the museum and then we went to go explore.

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I think Josh was a bit too young to appreciate the paintings but I think he greatly enjoyed running around so many big rooms. It was more of a flying tour of the museum as we hurried to keep up with Josh.

Afterwards we went and walked around Trafalgar Square for a bit. As you can see from the Olympic countdown clock, we only have about 191 days left till the Olympics. Pretty exciting. Well that and that summer isn’t too far away.

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It was getting pretty cold and past Josh’s nap time so we got the train back, which I think was easily Josh’s favourite part of Valentine’s Day. The boy loves trains…

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