My sister didn't come with is as she was busy planning all the last minute details for a party, which was a surprise, cough cough so Andy, Jakie, the girls and I headed off to London for the day under the guise we were heading to the Science Museum. So many lies were told on this trip we are all going straight to hell for sure.
|Crazy Goose excited about being on the train|
|I loved these lanterns in the Olympic park|
|funky old fashioned helter skelter|
|Media and press centre. I have no idea what it is used for now but it is really ugly.|
|First view of the Aquatic Centre and the kids are still clueless.|
By now they have figured out where we are but are not sure why we are there, their lanes were booked for 11.30 and it was getting really close and we were rushing. Andy ran them down in the lift and Jakie and I arrived seconds later. Now they realised THIS was the olympic pool and were awestruck and when I said go and get changed they just stared at me and said, right mum. I realised then that they had no idea I had their suits and caps. So I just said, hurry up, Uncle Andy is already changing and you only have lanes for an hour. Rosie spoke up first and asked if I bought their suits. When they realised they were swimming they were silent and walked to the changing room with enormous grins and in complete silence. I helped them to change and headed them out on to the deck before going up to the observation deck.
|First view of the pool|
|I have just realised how dirty the floor looked. eeew, I didn't notice it before. This was as they first walked out|
|Getting ready to jump in.|
|A quick giggle together|
|the hero that made it happen|
|Trying to snag some techniques|
|Lily and her very distinctive hands|
The day in London wasn't over with the swim. MUA had also booked tickets to Madam Tussauds. We stopped for a bite to eat and hurried back onto the tube and mae our way up Oxford Street for a spot of shoppy and then back on the Tube to Baker Street.
|Well, he deserved a little break after all he did for us.|
|setting a few things straight|