Family, Lifestyle

London Adventures

While Josh was away with work last week he ended up having an unexpected free day which happened to fall on a Sunday, so Bella and I hopped on a train and headed into the big smoke for a day of adventuring with Daddy.

A year or so ago if someone had suggested that I travel into London by myself with a toddler and pushchair in tow my response would have been nothing short of ‘hell no’. I would have thought of every single reason under the sun not to go and made myself feel sick with nerves. But lately I’m been feeling much more confident, both in myself and my mothering abilities so I jumped at the chance of a day exploring the city in the sunshine with my two favourite people.

Bella was an absolute delight all day long, she loved every single second of our little adventure and couldn’t have been better behaved. This definitely took me by surprise as lately she has been such a feisty little madam and the toddler tantrums have been in full flow. Terrible Twos are no joke people…

We pretty much just spent the day wandering the city and soaking in the busy city vibes. Bella was super excited to spot big ben on our travels as she’s been learning all about the time at nursery, we also took her to see where the Queen lives and luckily got there just as the guards were changing! Then after lunch we headed to Regent Street to introduce Bella to the magic of Hamleys of course 😉 There was also a travel festival on that day so there was lots of old models of buses and London cabs which was pretty cool to have a nosy at too.

It really was just a wonderful day, one of those days where you just forget about everything else and soak in every.single.moment. A day that you really don’t want to end, one that will be etched in your heart for a very long time. There was not a toddler tantrum in sight, just a whole lot of laughs. I definitely shed a couple of tears as we said our goodbyes to Josh at the train station and headed back home to Sussex for a week flying solo.










I feel so grateful every day for my two loves, but even more so on days like this one. My heart really is so full.

Harriet xo


  1. Infoélla

    July 15, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Beautiful pictures!!! Looks like you had a great time

  2. Rachel C

    July 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    It sounds like a lovely day (apart from tearful goodbye!). You are very brave taking the two of them – I’m 30 and have only been to London twice on my own – I can’t imagine taking the kids by myself!

  3. Rebecca | AAUBlog

    July 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

    so lovely! I know what you mean about the train journey alone, but you just get use to it. It is so much easier when you don’t need a pushchair too. Gorge pics, glad it was sunny for you x

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Thanks Rebecca, it was nowhere near as difficult as i expected! xx

  4. G

    July 19, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Aww Harriet it sounds like you had the best day! Gorgeous photos & i’m so pleased for you that you’re feeling more confident in yourself! Go Mama! XX

  5. lifewithpinkprincesses

    July 20, 2016 at 6:14 am

    What a brilliant London adventure. I went once with all three on my own. I find going to London so terrifying especially lately. Beautiful photos though!

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Yes I do agree, the world is a scary place right now. Thanks Jodie xx

  6. Steph (@steph_baybee)

    July 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    What a great day out, my kids love London, although a little overwhelming!

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Yes it definitely can be a tad overwhelming! x

  7. Oana

    July 22, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Such a wonderfully positive post to read! I found out as well that as they get older, children can appreciate more and enjoy experiences like the one you described. It gets even better, my girl is 6 now and an absolute delight to travel with!xx

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thank you! Yes I can imagine that it only gets better the older they get! xxx

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