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O2 and the Emirates cable car

The latest ‘Daddy day out’ was with Livi and took in the British Music Experience at the O2 (with its impressive collections of pop¬†memorabilia¬†from the previous few decades and the chance to play various instruments). Prior to this, a trip over the Thames on the Emirates Cable Car (not Livi’s favourite, it seems).

Livi mildly panicked

Livi mildly panicked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olympic Park from 300 feet up

Olympic Park from 300 feet up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way down

On the way down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No singing this time...

No singing this time…

 

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Post Christmas visit to London – a transport of delight

To help blow away the post Christmas blues, family Anning visited London (and met other family Anning members in the process) in late December. Transport was much in evidence with an objective to include many different types of transport, including train, tube, DLR, bus, cable car, boat (walking, piggy-back…). Unfortunately due to the wind the cable car was not working, so following a pleasant boat ride to Greenwich we took a long bus ride right back to Waterloo… Lunch followed in Chinatown with a slow amble after up Regent Street to Oxford Circus and Topshop (for Bryony) and a pleasant break for afternoon tea in Liberty (thanks Clare!).

Thames Clipper to the O2

Thames Clipper to the O2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus right back again

Bus right back again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking the tube

Taking the tube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charley and Tilly on the M&M bus

Charley and Tilly on the M&M bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea in Liberty

Tea in Liberty

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Our visit to the Olympics

We managed to get tickets in the final (final) round to see some of the gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena (aka O2). Good to get there even if we could just about touch the roof from our seats (one row from the back). The entire day ran like clockwork, with very reasonable traffic levels (no queuing on the underground), security checks provided by delightful members of HM Forces and (much to Bryony’s amazement), lunch in Nando’s. Bring on the paralympics, where we have much better seats (three rows from the back…).

Good to get there early

Good to get there early

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Tweddle prepares to perform

Beth Tweddle prepares to perform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of people in the house to see bronze

A lot of people in the house to see bronze

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Visit to Greenwich May 2011

Livi and I visited Greenwich to find out what to visit for a longer trip with the family later in the year. Starting with a trip on the DLR from Bank to Greenwich (itself recommended in the Evening Standard as an excellent trip – which it was), we then took on board suggestions from a work colleague on places to visit.

Greenwich was a revelation, with remarkable architecture and museums, the majority of which were free. From the excellent visitor centre, Painted Hall and Royal Observatory, we will be back in number. An excellent day all round.

In the Painted Hall, site of the film

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