We flew out pretty late in the evening, 10.22 to be exact. Ed slept most of the way to the airport so by the time we got there he was full of beans. He loved people watching at the airport as much as I did. Ed wore his Slugs & Snails tights I got from Baby Goes Retro for most of the flight- right up until he upended his water all over himself anyway- they are so, so good for travelling. I highly recommend them. The cabin was warm one minute and freezing the next so the tights made it easy to layer and for him to keep his feet warm. If he had been wearing socks they would have been off the second the shoes were off and his feet freezing. He slept well on our flight which was great. We got pretty lucky I think- I can only hope the trip back home will be as good. He had one big melt down at boarder security and I totally don't blame him at all because I was so so close to having one myself. It took sooooo looooong to get through.
We finally made it to our friends place in Wimbledon Village and stopped with them for a few nights. We took the dog for a walk to Wimbledon Common with the kids and went out for lunch. I did a bit of shopping at Cath Kidston and got some sweet London Guard fabric to make some cushion covers for Ed and a gift for a friend. Oh, and I brought a ruler… I just couldn't pass up a ruler that had floral print on it. Everything is so close in the Village and their little cottage is right in the centre. There is a stable in the Village too, just near one of the pubs I think. I was quiet surprised to see a group of riders trotting down the main street as we sat in a cafe eating lunch until this was explained to me.
The jet-lag hit me pretty hard and I was up well before sunrise every morning. I didn’t mind so much though because there was a lovely English style sunroom I could sit in with my cup of coffee and look through windows at the moon and the creeping rosebush.
It was so lovely to start our overseas trip off by visiting with dear friends.