2 posts categorized "Days Out"

03/11/2012

The Marsden March & more!

So today nearly 4,000 people walked from The Royal Marsden in Chelsea, south west London all the way to The Royal Marsden in Sutton, Surrey. All of the money raised will be going to the provision of cancer care at both hospitals. 

The Marsden March website.

One of our best friends has recently moved house and lives near the Royal Marsden so we decided to go and see the marchers!

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This is the first time he's actually walked outside :)

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Some of them were dressed in costumes - smurfs, red indians, tigers, mr blobby etc and some were just dressed in sponsering Tshirts. Jakob loved watching them all, especially as most of them had balloons tied to them!

Once they finished the race they got food, drink, a massage and a medal. Watching them all finish made me want to walk for charity and now I can't stop thinking about it! I probably already have to much on my plate already with the family, uni, placements, learning to crochet (my new venture...) but I've just joined the gym and I'm seriously considering signing up for a sponsered walk next year.

Anyway we had Joshua and Jakob and my friends had their two littlies A who is 18 months and N who will be 4 in the summer. Jakob absolutely loved N and they ran around playing together all day. They got balloons from a man that tied them up into sword shapes, and Joshua and A got little poodle dog balloons lol. 

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When we left the weather was mild, but as we were there it became sunnier and warmer and it turned into a really lovely day.

We stayed for a bit, ate some lunch, N got his face painted and then we headed off.

As it was such a nice day me and Ian decided to go to the park afterwards - but it turned out the park was en route of the Marsden March and there were still lots of marchers! (They were still passing our house while the boys had dinner too!).

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Jakob rode his bike around the park, we sat and had a picnic on the grass while Jakob examined different leaves, twigs, bugs... then we went and got an ice cream.

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Jakob took off his top, and the looks we got! I didn't realise it wasn't the done thing, but he was hot and wanted it off so why not.

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He also found a stick he liked, and as soon as I saw it I thought of something I had seen on a blog; maybe the same blog that I found how to make waldorf inspired window stars. Anyway here is the stick, and we brought it home with us so maybe there will be a blog post on what I'm thinking about now, sometime soon :)

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01/31/2012

London Aquarium

So Jakob loves fish. We try to go to places like the aquarium as much as possible, but it sure isnt cheap! Usually when we visit places like this we buy a guide book to keep and put it with Jakobs other books and before bed he likes to look through and talk about the animals.

His guide book from last time we went to the London Aquarium recently got torn on two of the pages. Jakob is very precious about his stuff and every night when looking at the book he was nearly in tears, bless him, because it was 'broke'. So last week I kept promising 'next week we'll go back and get a new one' - today we finally did!

As we got off the train, it was starting to snow a little, just a sprinkling. I bought a hot chocolate but Jakob wanted it so we shared it.

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We walked along the southbank and it was so pretty with little snow flakes and pretty empty due to how cold it was. Jakob loved looking over the wall at the Thames and 'the giant clock' aka Big Ben

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I didn't take many pictures due to the bad lighting and my bad photo skills in less than ideal environments lol! But here are some of my favourites.

The sharks were really menacing!

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Jakob loved watching the rays swimming in the giant pool, and stood there for ages

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Jakob loved the turtles but I could only get their bums! Hehe

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Jakob didnt care for these, but I found them fascinating :)

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Jakobs absolute favourite bit was the section where they have the little rock pool with crabs, anenemes and starfish. He was too scared to touch the starfish but he spent ages gently stroking the anenemes (sorry for my awful spelling). He also loved holding and touching the crab. Wish I had got some photos of this bit

And yes! Joshua was there, he was in the sling so no pictures - but he was amazed by it all! And a lovely lady came up to us asking about slings which was fun :)

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