What did we eat in London?

Breakfasts

Eating out on a holiday is always a hard task with the girls, as they hardly ever agree on what they want to eat (well, that is the situation every time so there was no difference). If one of them need a burger than the other one surely wants pasta. Even if we finally picked a place they can’t find anything suitable on the menu.

This time in London the breakfast was solved as we visited a Prét-á-Manger every morning. When I was in London back in 2000 I loved it, I always had a Tuna sandwich as I can recall. Not it was a bit different but we had a lot of items to choose from in the shop. As it was early morning we chose breakfast things like toasts and Pret’s Hot menu and I have to admit, we were satisfied most of the time.

Dóri loved the toast so she always had that but I tried to find something new and different every time we had something there. So I had a toast and the next morning I had a burger and obviously, I had the leftovers from the girls, too. Just for fun and for not wasting anything.

But no worries! It was all right. I did not even put on weight as we walked a lot during the day. Continue reading

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Education on a holiday?

So, I thought that if we travel somewhere, my daughters need to enjoy it. But learning while enjoying is probably even more important, so I planned the trip to London with other things in mind – a little bit of this here and a little bit of that there, museums, creativity, self-learning, self-management, independence whatever.

(Note: the photos of this post were taken for my wife’s self-development as she works for the Educational Division of Budapest’s Garbage Company.)

Transport Museum

First of all, let’s see the Museums. The first day of the trip (after the incident with the accommodation) was planned around arriving and a little travel in the city, and Luca wanted to start the official program with the Transport Museum of London. And we did that and that was a very good idea, the girls enjoyed it, they were all around the vehicles, getting on and off the buses, following the signs etc.

Luca understood it better, so it was easier for her, but the 4-year-old Pannus loved it too, although she was mostly occupied with the stamp collecting, provided by the museum. Kids had to follow a path and at 13 different places they had to collect a stamp (or a punch, rather) on a paper. She did check everything but the most important thing was the punch. Continue reading

London, our favourite city

Well, London is and will always be our favourite city, that’s for sure.

We were there with my then soon-to-be fiancé 10 years ago, that is the place where I proposed her — we even know behind which tree it happened in the park behind the Palace of Westminster, the Victoria Tower Gardens South. Anyway, nothing really interesting here, a little sentiment here or there.

The point is, we were supposed to visit the city often after that event back in 2008 and we really wanted to. But the years have just been going and going – without us travelling to anywhere. Well, at least together, because I have been to London a couple of times because of work, as well as to other places like Paris, Brussels, Prague for example. And we had an arrangement that I will take Dóri (and the family) to every city or place that I visit somehow so now we have a lot to travel.

So, the thing is, the time has finally come, everything clicked – and we booked a trip the London at the end of last year.

lights over the street
Carnaby sign over the street

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