Well we arrived in a rather cool and slightly damp London mid afternoon on Monday. A bit of a contrast to the weather we've been experiencing in Dubai of late!! I had packed light but thankfully I'd thrown a jumper in for each of the kids and a jacket for myself. Ken had a light jumper and some long-sleeved t-shirts but I am thinking he wishes he had bought a warmer jacket :) There are some sales on so we might be checking them out at some stage :)
The flight over was good and we all actually managed to get some sleep, and I also got a load of stitching in on St Georges, although I miscounted an area so had to frog some of it out - it's all fixed now though. Will try to remember to take a pic later and upload it. I really wanted to work on Snowflake on the flight over but she just took up too much room in my carry on luggage so she had to get packed into the suitcase.
After a minor hiccup with our rooms at our hotel (which was sorted out without raised tempers thankfully) we checked in and got unpacked. We did a little exploration around the hotel ... the kids wanted to check out the pool (thank goodness it is indoors and heated!!) then we went for a little walk around the area to check out restaurants for dinner later that evening. We were meeting Ken's sister and her husband for dinner - they were in London for the evening before catching their flight on Tuesday to meet up with the Trans-Siberian Railway (they are avid travellers!).
We found a nice little Italian restaurant a nice walking distance away so after meeting up with SIL and BIL we wandered down there and had a very pleasant evening. Yummy food and great company :) The kids fell asleep at the table about halfway through dinner though - poor little munchkins - so we didn't linger too long. Walked back to our hotel, said goodbye to our guests and then we all trundled off to bed :)