Monthly Archives: July 2013

Local News and a Not-so-local Trip Out

I have exciting news. So exciting that I had to call Nathan at work and tell him. For phone-related reasons, he had to put me on speaker and so I think he was quite relieved when my exciting news turned … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford – 29/07/13

Remember watching the Olympics last year? Remember how shiny and finished Stratford looked? Well, forget it. It’s a construction site again, full of half-finished structures and flyovers to nowhere: Imagine driving along that, happily on your way to the Olympic … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Preview Part 4 – Free Family Fun

It’s probably time for me to snap out of my denial – the summer holidays are well and truly with us. We have the best part of 7 weeks until Reuben starts Big School and it could be hard work. … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Preview Part 3: London Duck Tours

Continuing our series on the newly-arrived summer holidays, here’s a chat with another iconic London attraction – the “ducky boat“, aka London Duck Tours Please note that the tour is not recommended for children (toddlers!) under 3. 1) What do you … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Preview Part 2 – Long Distance Train Travel with Kids

I’m writing this from an underground train on the Northern Line, heading towards Waterloo. Earlier today, we got the bus from Kennington to Euston. You may be forgiven for thinking that this is all we do every Saturday – obsessively … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Preview Part 1 – The London Eye

“It’s Summer, it’s Summer (oh oh oh)…Happy in the Morning, Happy in the evening, Hooray for the summertime….” <switches CBeebies off for a moment> Yes, it’s finally looking summery out there, and the school holidays start next week, which means, … Continue reading

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A 2013 Padding Pool Special

Yes, that’s Eva – toddler extraordinaire, at Brockwell Park water play this morning. Which was mostly functioning, unlike last Monday when it was dry as the proverbial bone. Should you find yourself in a parched pool, here’s an updated list … Continue reading

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Big Fish Little Fish – 14/07/13

(I started writing this on Sunday, so for argument’s sake…let’s say it’s still Sunday when you read it) It’s been a long and complex day, so buckle up baby, I’m gonna tell you all about it, in excruciating detail. This … Continue reading

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The Great North(ern Line) Run – LWAT is 2! And 200!

This Toddler blog is 2 today It was 2 this morning And so we sing, and do silly things Like race down the Northern Line (to the tune of “Little Bo Peep”, aka “The Ethelred Birthday Song”) It is time, … Continue reading

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Get Ready For….The Great North(ern Line) Run

So, tension is heightening….it’s almost time for the Great North(ern Line) Run!  Fro those not in the know, it’s LWAT’s 2nd birthday, so we are choosing something in London that has TWO branches and splitting into TWO teams of TWO. … Continue reading

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