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.