Day 5/Final day of our pretend holiday – London Museums

Quick post tonight. Day 5 was fab. Trip into London (short side trip to buy Pickle new tap shoes) and off to see The Dinosaurs at The Natural History Museum.

Pickle needed convincing as it had been nearly 2 years since she’d last seen the animatronic T Rex. Eventually she agreed and we headed down the dark path to see him gnashing his teeth. She squealed, she hid behind legs, but she eventually looked and took it all in. The Monster just leant forward in the buggy and said “Rarrrrrrrrrr” at it. Hubby and I quite enjoyed it, I like to suspend disbelief and imagine it chasing me down. I live a very uneventful life.

We met up with a friend who Pickle is mad about and the two of them wandered off discussing all things dinosaur and we made our way out and over to the cafe for a bit of lunch. Food was excellent, hubby and I fell out over a “comforting of small child” incident (or lack of actually) and then we headed over to see the blue whale and the human biology exhibition which had lots of interactive stuff which Pickle loved.

After that, a quick ice cream, a falling incident (The Monster) and the a goodbye to the friend and over to the Science Museum which is right next door. We got in and then immediately had to go the basement for nappy changing (TM) and toilet breaks (the other 3 of us). By the time I emerged we discovered TM’s toy dog had been lost so I had to retrace our footsteps and discovered him propped up on a curb around the corner.

Then straight down to the basement where all the interactive stuff is. Both kids had fun with all the sound stuff then they each donned a plastic bib and headed straight to the water play where they spent the next 20minutes. A quick dabble with the giant Lego and we headed home.

It was a fantastic day and I’m pretty sad the week is over. 😦


About freefallinginto40

I am 40 years old. I blog about how I'm coping with my "new" age at . I'm a married mother to two after years of infertility. I have a 6 year old called Pickle and a 3 year old called The Monster. I work 4 days a week. We are also planning a move to the country! I blog about that at
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