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Merton

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  • Day3

    Londons Calling

    May 22, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We made it to London and have been having so much fun. Hard to find WiFi here but we get it when we can. Here are pictures of the customs line at the airport, and then us at the friends front door where we are staying when we got here...then a picture of one of her boys and then the 3 of us hanging out late at night after the meeting! All 3 boys, lots of fun and always on the trampoline and wanting us to jump haha... Hopefully going to see some sights soon! I have no idea why that photo is upside down ??Read more

    Tiana Elkins

    So happy to have some company ??

    5/22/15Reply

    Veronica Richardson: "He's so cute!"

    5/24/15Reply

    Veronica Richardson: "Hey Shannon, you look marvelous, girl!!"

    5/24/15Reply
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  • Day174

    Packed day up in Cambridge

    July 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Hmm... what else to try to pack into a full day jaunt up in Cambridge? How about a stroll along the backs - the lovely tree-lined avenue leading to Trinity, a wonderful but ultimately unsuccessful wander about the market in search of Haggis’ friends, lunch with Uncle Lee’s growing family who just welcomed new twin boys Eric and Jake, a lightning quick art workshop with the Studio Sunday team at Kettle’s Yard, and still some time left to enjoy a few beers on Jesus Green with the local ruminators. Phew! Was quite the day - we just managed to grab some sandwiches for the road and catch our ride back to Wimbledon with a few minutes to spare.Read more

  • Day170

    Fun with the cousins in Wimbledon

    July 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Lots to play and see and do with cousins Anna and Jake in Wimbledon. After a sleepless red-eye flight, we found ourselves quite literally in the middle of nowhere - a little oasis of serenity a bit to the south west of bustling London. The twins immediately co-opted Davy and Meg into sharing their room - having crafted lower “bunks” out of single air mattresses under their raised beds. Then both sides proceeded to share stories and toys - getting right down to playing with anything and everything in sight! Favourites included: swing-ball, the tree house/ cafe, circuit maze, and gravity maze. Post-lunch, we all headed out to the Wimbledon Common to wander amongst the trees. The Common is actually a beautiful woodland space, complete with its own private and public golf courses, as well as a pond.Read more

  • Day171

    Climbing day at the White Spider

    July 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Awesome day out at the White Spider with Uncle Andy and the Collins family. It was great to learn a bit more about one of his favourite hobbies and so kind of him to teach Davy and Meg a thing or two about real climbing (and descending)! The kids all had a fun time climbing and also racing around in the “castle” playspace that the Spider has created for kids to start practicing climbing skills. After returning home, there was much lego to be built (with Davy thankfully setting himself up as a “moniteur”, conveniently avoiding the temptation of finishing the build quickly himself) and box forts to be assembled, demolished and reassembled again - further to Poppy’s construction of the newly delivered garden furniture.Read more

  • Day174

    Back to school for Mommy and Poppy

    July 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    So we had about two hours for a whirlwind tour of Cambridge and decided to show the kids some of our old haunts. First stop: Pembroke College, kicking it off with a reprise of one of Mommy and Poppy’s wedding photos, taken in the archway leading from the main courtyard. We toured the grounds a bit, and also the chapel where Mommy and Poppy were married. Next was a brief pause at Fitzbillies to sample their famous Chelsea buns, followed by a trot through King’s College Chapel. Good thing we told the kids in advance it was a place of worship and that we should be quiet inside - just as we opened the doors and were greeted by a cacaphony of multi-lingual tourist babble. Final stop: Trinity Hall, where we managed to fly through the chapel, check-out the grounds, locate a bathroom for the kids *and* get our afternoon punt rentals sorted - all in record time.Read more

  • Day174

    Twice upon the River Cam

    July 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Great to be back out on the Cam again - and we had the delightful treat of being able to go out twice today, on two different modes of transport no less! First was the traditional punting experience, which we did along the backs out to the Granta. As we had 10 people, we needed two punts: Meg went with Anna and the girls, together with Uncle Lee as primary punter; while Mommy went with the boys, punted by Poppy. Davy, Uncle Andy and Jake also had a chance to try their hands at punting - and we can proudly report that nobody from either punt fell into the river!

    Later on in the afternoon, we managed to squeeze in a chance visit with Sarah, an old friend from Pembroke, who kindly took us all on a grand tour of her narrowboat home - then spoiled us with a short cruise alongside the Midsummer Common and Jesus Green. Everyone, especially Eva, thoroughly enjoyed the narrowboat visit - really love what Sarah’s done with the beautiful flower baskets, brightening up her unique and super cool home on the Cam.
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  • Day17

    The queue and Wimbledon!

    July 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    It was a 5am wake up today and we were off to catch the first tube to Wimbledon. There was a crowd of people on the first train and when we joined the queue at 6:45am we were given our ticket number, 5864! We spent 5.5hours in a traditional English queue, where we napped, went shopping and waited and waited. Grace and I finally made it through with tickets about midday! What a relief!! We headed to court 16 to watch an Aussie playing great tennis in a four setter. We then found some Pimms and strawberries and cream. How very English! We looked at the pretty floral displays, the smaller hit up courts and the TV Hill viewing area. Most people attending were very dressed up. We stayed until around 8pm before catching the tube to meet Jake in Shoreditch. Mary Roubos popped in to say hello and we ate a big meal of slow cooked meats at a place called Blues Kitchen which is very trendy. We couldn't get a table until 9:30pm on a Monday night!Read more

  • Day55

    Back to London

    July 13, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    After Dublin we came back to London for the last 6 days of our trip to visit friends again and head home Wednesday...its been a long trip but oh so fun...see u all soon!!!

    Shannon Mabry

    Lavender fields of England! 25 acres worth

    7/13/15Reply
    Shannon Mabry

    Me and my British bestie Stacey!

    7/13/15Reply
    Shannon Mabry

    Absolute cuteness overload

    7/13/15Reply
    Shannon Mabry

    Cutest little boy n all of england!

    7/13/15Reply
     

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Merton, London Borough of Merton, MRT, Камден, Merton kerület, Лондонска општина Мертон