Last week we took our little sons on a day trip to London for the first time.
Our bests live in London and even though we go down to visit them, in the suburbs, we’ve not ventured into the West End with the twins since they were born.
One of our favourite friends — Cosmo’s American guidefather Scott — was over from San Francisco on business, so we decided to take the train into the city and spend the day with him, whilst we had a chance.
A day out in London is exciting enough but my two tiny boys also experienced the thrill of travelling by train plus a ride on a double-decker bus!
It’s a rare thing indeed for the Twinkles’ daddy to take the day off midweek so it was a real treat to spend the day together.
Lovely to see the boys’ faces as they watched the trains whizz past and very sweet to hear their little sing song voices shouting ‘Choo Choo Thomas! Choo Choo’!
The city was a really new experience for them.
We live in a fairly rural setting — a village surrounded by fields — where you’re more likely to see tractors than buses, and hear the sound of birds and sheep, than traffic and sirens.
That said, they didn’t seem at all phased — just took it all in with much interest.
In celebration of all things ‘London’, Bertie and Cosmo wore some sweet little shirts from Monsoon Children.
Comfy to wear and beautifully finished with iconic images of the capital — the Eye, claret coated Royal Guards, Big Ben, The Gherkin and ruby red buses — they were the perfect choice for two little boys visiting our capital city.
It was so nice to hang out with Scotty for a few hours. My boy and I have known him for almost 20 years and — even though they look nothing alike— Scott and Dickie call each other ‘my twin’.
Weird that we had ‘twins’ in the family even before Bertie and Cosmo were born! ;)
We ate lunch in a lovely Italian in Piccadilly, had a little mooch round Hamleys, chased pigeons in a leafy square, then whiled away the remaining hours in a pub. A perfect afternoon with one of our dearest friends.
A day out in London with my three boys.
Many, many thanks to Monsoon for gifting the boys their lovely shirts. Both styles are currently available online and instore, along with a raft of other gorgeous kids’ clobber.