Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Myself and Mr VC got to go to London for a couple of days last week, just for a break, it was, I can reveal exclusively here, the best trip to London had by any parents of two young monkey bootses so far this month, bar none.

Some random highlights included:

  • The amazing Foyles book shop
  • Finding Van Gogh's Sunflowers while looking for a coffee shop
  • Seeing Agatha's Mouse Trap in the Salubrious St Martin's Theatre
  • The Elgin Marbles that are not in fact marbles at all
  • The genuine friendliness of the Londoners.  I often go there for work, but rarely stop to talk to anyone (except the people in the big fun meetings I go to), so it was an eye opener how nice they all were, we didn't meet one unfriendly person, and even got a free plastic bag from a big supermarket who shall remain nameless.
  • Having a train all to ourselves because it wasn't really supposed to be going from that station but yerman said "Not officially - but hop on there anyway" and even the driver still talked to us as if he had a full train.

Other than that, the house is full of Chocolate here. Hope all y'all had a good Ishtar.


The Bug said...

Well that sounds fabulous. And aren't you fancy, heading to London for work on a regular basis. I sometimes go to the post office here. I don't think it's QUITE the same, but the lady at the counter is really friendly so there's that.

I have eaten all the chocolate. Sigh.

Niamh B said...

Hey Bug, hope the choc hangover has lifted somewhat by now. There's a lot to be said for a friendly counter person.
Yes, the fancy trips barely usually include enough time to visit the local WC's though, so it might as well be anywhere.

Rachel Fox said...

You were indeed blessed... an empty train!

Niamh B said...

Yup, it was strange and bigger than it should have been, little old us, hurtling through the tunnels with our big friendly driver

roth phallyka said...

I don't think it's QUITE the same, but the lady at the counter is really friendly so there's that.