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.
One of our best friends has recently moved house and lives near the Royal Marsden so we decided to go and see the marchers!
This is the first time he's actually walked outside :)
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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 :)