Friday, April 13, 2012
The highlight of the trip for me was walking on the pebble beach. I don't know what it is about the ocean but I find it so soothing and peaceful. The day we arrived, we stepped on the train and headed to our hotel on the beach - the Thistle - to drop off our bags and then hit the town. It was rainy, windy and chilly so we thought we'd head to Sea Life, the aquarium - no such luck as it's closed for refurbishment until later in the month. So we hit the Royal Pavilion and wandered for a few hours - the kids actually enjoyed it as they had their own headsets and the rooms were so massive. The dining hall was amazing. Can't even imagine living in such splendour: the sample meal menu for one dinner party would feed us for an entire year! Fabulous.
Then we headed to the toy museum where the kids watched the trains for ages! I got bored quickly, as I'm not really into old dolls, etc. but they loved it.
We also had lunch at JB's diner - an American style diner. I had a milkshake, something I haven't had in YEARS! it was so decadent and delish but I had that stuffed to the gills, uncomfortable feeling for the rest of the afternoon! Will wait a few more years before I do that again!
The kids LOVED staying in the hotel. Here they are watching The Incredibles before bed in their jammies.
We walked over 30 miles throughout London the next day seeing Borough Market, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, had lunch on the Thames, went to the London Eye but it was so mad and the line was enormous, we just had icecream across from Big Ben and the houses of Parliament before heading home.
And yesterday we went to Legoland and Windsor - a HUGE hit with the kids. Walked over 30 miles there too.
Enjoy the photos as I'm off to tackle the gigantic mound of laundry and then get back to work!