Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Big Smoke

04/03/2017
Sheffield Wednesday 5 Norwich 1

So we are London bound this weekend. It seems so strange doing the journey we used to make so many times at the weekend to Norfolk backwards.

We are staying with more inlaws this weekend. When our eldest had chicken pox we promised we would take her to see her cousins when she got better, so here we are chicken pox free and ready to play.

Our baby has almost cut her top teeth so she's still not sleeping great at nightime. Therefore we had a broken nights sleep and I thought she had woken her sister and cousins up at 6 but luckily even if she did they did not come into our room and I was able to convince our baby to go back to sleep.

We ended up having a lovely lie in until 9 and then went downstairs to homemade blueberry pancakes. I was only slightly disappointed to learn that one of reasons the girls hadn't woken us up was because they watched the live action Cinderella on Netflix, which I really want to see. Maybe I'll get to see it tomorrow.

After we all got dressed and ready we went to Clissold park.  Islington knows how to do playgrounds, our eldest loved it and I wasn't sure how we were going to get her to leave until her cousin mentioned looking at the animals. They have a herd of dear in the park.

One of the things our eldest has missed most about living in Norfolk is getting a bus. So after lunch we got a bus into Upper st we got off at The Green and walked back through to Canonbury. It was nice to see what was the same and what had changed since we left the area 3 years ago. We went for a drink in the Alwyne Castle and then we took our eldest to the playground in Highbury Fields. Which is even better than the Clissold park one.

For tea we went to Dear Pizza which used to be Stringray one of our favourite restaurants.  The girls loved it. It's been a really nice trip down memory lane today but I'm not sure I could live here with children all the time.  I am already a custom to Norfolk slightly slower pace of life.

24 comments:

  1. The restaurant and play area look fab! Sounds like a good weekend! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  2. It sounds like you had an amazing time! Teething really sucks, hopefully you will all get some good nights sleep soon! #blogstravaganza

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  3. Teething is the worst, I hope they soon settle and you start to get more sleep. Sounds like you had a fab time in London! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, hope to see you again next week xx

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    1. Hopefully it won't last long. Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Lovely pictures of what sounds like a lovely trip! #bigpinklink

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  5. That sounds like such a brilliant trip. It's nice to go down memory lane sometimes, but it can surprise you how far you have come. Thanks for taking part in the #bigpinklink

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    1. I agree. We have definitely come a long way.

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful trip but I totally understand it's not your home now. Mixed feelings. visiting from DreamTeam

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    1. Yes it was fun to go back for a visit. But not to stay anymore.

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  7. We are in Norfolk too, It's a beautiful place to bring up children. Thanks for sharing #Dreamteam

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  8. Thanks for the travel writing!

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  9. I hope you enjoyed visiting your old haunts and had a fab weekend in London. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  10. I hope the teething isn't too bad. What a lovely weekend you had.
    #FamilyFun

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  11. Good luck with the teething! I think my Zach has about 4 under the surface :( #BloggerClubUK

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  12. Lie in until 9 and waking up to pancakes - umm hello is that not a little piece of heaven right there? Sounds like a lovely weekend, sorry you missed out on Cinders though, hopefully you get to watch it. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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  13. Looks like you had loads of fun. Teething sucks though, I feel your pain there! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  14. That sounds like a wonderful trip - a lie in and blueberry pancakes sounds amazing! We moved out of London a few years ago and I keep wanting to do a revisit of all our favourite spots, I think you've reignited the idea in my mind! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  15. Teething is rubbish. I remember it well. Thank goodness it doesn't last forever. These days my struggle is getting him to brush them! :) #coolmumclub

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  16. It looks like you had a lovely time in London. Whereabouts did you stay? I would love to move out of London one day :-) Thanks so sharing with the #dreamteam

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