London Zoo, Camden Market, and Primrose Hill

Today was a great day!  Everyone got to do something they really love.  First Up: London Zoo.  Halle and Blake loved seeing all the animals! Blake’s perspective: Blake wanted allll the stuffies in the gift shop.  He settled on a hedgehog that was on sale for £3!  He was so excited.  Josh got a turtle.…

ArcelorMittal Orbit

Nothing stops these kids from playing their screens on the Underground.  Not even the fact that they don’t have a seat.  From Josh: The Olympic Park is such a neat place!  London is so diverse.  Every section of town holds its own charm, and is completely different from every other neighborhood.  We have been looking…

Hampton Court Palace and Maze

Today we were off to Hampton Court Palace.  We took the train and were there in about 30 minutes.  This was a favorite palace of King Henry VIII and I was excited to see it.  It was unlike any royal residence we’d seen so far.  They’ve kept it feeling very medieval and I loved it! …

Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory

Our area for today was Greenwich.  We took the overground and a bus to get there.  Our first stop was at Cutty Sark, a famous old tea ship.  Cutty Sark wasn’t quite as cool as the HMS Belfast, but it was still pretty interesting to learn about sailing and all the goods that sailed from…

Royals, fountains, ships and towers

This week we are hitting the tourist stuff hard. We divided the city into sections, made a daily itinerary, and bought a London Pass. And then the weather decided to act like summer. It’s forecast to be about 85 most days this week. And we are already missing our cloudy, 72 degree days! The day…

Baseball at Tooting Common

You can imagine how delighted the boys are at the name of this park. Fits of giggles and gales of laughter. Another Sunday, another park to explore. Today was HOT. So we didn’t last too long at the park. But, we did get in a fun game of baseball. You know the drill by now.…

Our London Flat

We are literally 3 minutes from the Clapham Junction train station. It’s the closest we’ve ever lived to public transportation and it is heavenly!  This is the view from our bedroom of the train station. Tara and Rusty’s room.  Complete with a very cozy double bed.   Kitchen Living room with cute journaling kiddos View of…

School of ROCK!

We were all pooped after a busy week.  So Saturday we took a break.  We all slept in, had a lazy breakfast, cleaned up the apartment and then just vegged out till the late afternoon.  We had scored cheap tickets to School of Rock at TKTS, and also the kids wanted to show Rusty the…

Royal Ascot

Halle and I have been so excited to participate in this British tradition. We got to see the queen AND wear a fascinator. What’s not to love? We rode to the Ascot racetrack on a PACKED train. We had to stand for the entire 45 minute ride. It was a party train! Champagne corks were…

Our London Life

These are just a few moments I don’t want to forget. Mangy Dumpster Squirrel This poor squirrel! He is always hanging out at this dumpster near our apartment.  One time he was running along the edge and all of a sudden we hear a giant THUNK and he disappeared.  He totally fell into the dumpster! …