I’m a little late in publishing this post this week, I seem to have gone a bit blogging mad recently by publishing a new post every day for past week or so. The 30 Day Blogging Challenge has had quite a lot to do with that, along with my April Bucket List and Weaning blog post. I can’t quite believe that I’ve been blogging for 13 weeks, that’s 3 months next week. Anyway back to my week, we had a brilliant week and weekend seeing friends and family, and our little one has also started babbling! Here are some of my highlights from last week.
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
This was possibly the highlight of my week. Having lived in London for nearly 9 years I had never been to Battersea Park before. I really enjoyed our walk from the station to the zoo, the park is lovely with lots of wide paths, a boating lake with pedalo’s and plenty of green space, it would make a perfect place to come to in the Summer. I was also pretty in awe of all the sporting activity taking place with people on rollerblades, cycling, running and lots of strange bikes. We made our way to the zoo which is at the top of the park by the River Thames. The zoo is small with lots of smaller animals such as horses, donkeys, wallabies, squirrel monkeys and meerkats, you won’t find lions or tigers here. We were meeting with friends who have older children that could appreciate the animals and play park a little more than our 8 month old. We had a brilliant day catching up with friends, and seeing how great this place would be when our daughter is a little older.
We were also lucky enough to have two visits to Greenwich Park this week, in the gorgeous sunshine. On Sunday my parents came to London for the day and we took to a trip to Greenwich, where we enjoyed lunch in Jamie’s Italian and had a leisurely walk around the park. It was lovely for my parents to spend time with our little one, who was brilliantly behaved during lunch, and my Mum had first hand experience what it is like to eat a meal with one hand.
This week the noises made by our little one have changed, she has gone from cooing to babbling. It is so cute, she is almost trying to talk, she babbles away when she’s playing or when she wakes up first thing in the morning. She’s also beginning to say what sounds like “Mum” with “mummamummamumma”.
Spring has definitely sprung this week! I’ve been out and about without a coat some days and wearing my sunglasses. That has been lovely and put a big smile on my face, I hope that we have some more beautiful days this month.
That’s it, next week we are off to Wales for a week, so watch out for that update.