The Gallery: Sunshine

With the sunshine bursting all over the nation, Tara has decreed the theme this week to be just that:


Watch it rain when she opens the linky!

However, for the moment I am going to use an image that I took on the weekend when we went to London. We've never taken The Boy there before and haven't been ourselves for about eight years, so this was a big thing for us. Originally invited to a press event in the O2, we decided to turn it into a family day out and stayed overnight in a hotel in Slough. We got up early on the Saturday morning (we even had to wake our son, an unheard of event) and caught the train into 'the big smoke'. He adored it and found the underground fascinating.

After we'd finished in the O2, he asked if we were going to London again? I suppose the size of a place is quite a difficult thing for a two year old to understand and so we explained that we were in London. That's when he declared that London was where the London Eye was and Justin had been on that. We'd already discussed the possibility of taking him on it, but weren't sure if he'd 'get it'. After that little proclamation from him, we trekked off to the embankment and found ourselves queueing for an hour in the blazing early afternoon sunshine.

We queued for nearly an hour and he didn't complain once, why would you when you have this to enjoy?

Oh, and yes, he adored the whole experience. My 366 photo from Saturday shows that.

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  1. says

    i have seen that episode – sorry we have- a few times so well done to the boy for remembering!! thats a fab shot swell with the sun shining through the leafy branches with the London Eye behind it. x

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      We've seen it way too many times, it's actually one of my favourites. I like the way the sun is shining through too.

  2. Laura McIntyre says

    Love the picture – doubt you would convince me to get on the london eye though so i think your boy is very , very brave

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      You don't feel like you're up in the air at all, it's really lovely to see London from such a marvellous height.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Oh it's a fabulous view, they've planted beautiful leafy trees to provide shade in the queue, but it's still very warm there. It's really not that scary; my husband is petrified of heights and he didn't even flinch.

  3. says

    I grew up on the South Bank. My nana lived in waterloo and we spent hours playing along there and I"m so happy you, The Boy and Him had fun there it has a very special place in my heart and what a fabulous day to go on The Eye!

  4. Mum2Four says

    Gorgeous picture – what a brave boy you have wanting to go on The Eye, Dan really didn't enjoy his experience last summer.

    I really believe that London is a magical place for children – ours loved their staycation there last summer & we will definitely return with them to explore more.

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