I’ve been pretty lazy with my blog recently and in some ways that’s because I’ve been busy but for the most part I’ve just had other things on my mind that have taken precedence. However I now find myself on a train with nothing much to do – resorting to a blog post in order to fill time.
This week is half term in Lincolnshire and so the kids are off school. Also since I work in a school, I’m off work too. As such we’ve booked a family holiday to London (only 3 nights) but so far it’s off to a bit of a disappointing start.
I like to plan things, as you probably know from my blog. Holidays are no different. From the best train times, to the activities we’ll do while away, to the clothes everyone takes. I’m the organiser. Today we left our house in Gainsborough and walked down to the train station with all our bags and even a packed lunch. We were a good ten minutes early for the train but that’s needed when you have kids! We caught the train from Gainsborough to Retford and then had the obligatory long walk at Retford station, in order to get from Platform 4 to Platform 1. Even then we had 30 minutes to kill. We ate our lunch on the platform, got coffee from Costa and looked forward to all sitting together once we got on the train. Seats that I planned for, that we’ve picked specifically so we could all be together as a family.
However right now I find myself sat next to Megan. Across the aisle from Chris and Lily, who are actually three rows back from us. Thanks very much East Coast Trains. You never fail to suck.
Anyway… regardless of the sucky train journey, we still plan to enjoy our trip. We have tickets to see the musical Wicked this evening – this will be my 4th time and even the girls 2nd! On our other days here we have river tour boat tickets to use, plus plans to visit Covent Garden (for the Disney store, Cyber Candy and maybe Build a Bear), plus Hamleys and Forbidden Planet are definitely somewhere on our list of places. I’m hoping Camden Market is also a possibility, though I know one day we’re spending visiting the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Our train back is on Friday midday, that will get us home for about 3pm. Though I don’t want to wish our week away, the weekend is going to be awesome too.
I’m gonna end this post here, since I always kill my battery during London trips and it’s gone down 5% already. I need it alive for our Travelodge check in and probably various other things too.
Hope everyone has a fun week planned. Post again when I get back… maybe ;)