ATP World Tour Finals

Zoë, Paul and I all took a day off work to travel to London to see some tennis. We went to the O2 for the ATP World Tour Finals.

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I had some hot dogs for lunch.

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We saw two matches. The first was doubles between Nestor/Zimonjic and Lopez/Granollers. Nestor and Zimonjic won, they were 8-3 down in the tie break so it was quite exciting.

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The second match was singles between Nishikori and Ferrer. We got to see three sets with Nishikori coming out on top.

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Our seats were nearly at the very top, and it made Zoë feel a bit sick it was so high! We had a good view of the court and really enjoyed our day out.

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Visions Festival – London

Last weekend Zoë and Paul took me to the Visions music festival in the East End of London.

We went by train and had breakfast at Ed’s Easy Diner when we arrived at Euston.

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We were staying in Paddington and had time to pop to the station to see Paddington Bear!

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We were upgraded at our hotel and had a nice big room.

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Once we arrived at the festival we got down to some exploring, we found all the venues and had a drink.

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We saw Alvvays, Joanna Gruesome, and Veronica Falls. We had a really good time.

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We were quite tired on Sunday so decided to go home, but not before another visit to Ed’s!

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Tour de France – London

For the third stage of the Tour de France we went to London. We decided to go to the Fan Park at Green Park so we could see a big screen and enjoy the atmosphere.

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We had some food when we arrived, I shared some tartiflette with Paul.

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We explored the area to find a spot to watch the race. We were right by Buckingham Palace at the end of The Mall.

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We decided to get close to the finishing line and ended up at 300m to go sign on The Mall.

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Unfortunately it started to rain just before the cyclists arrived. We were quite a way back from the barriers so I couldn’t get any pictures of the action. They were going so fast it was all a bit of a blur anyway! It was really exciting to be at the finish.

We have really enjoyed our three days with the Tour de France, the crowds and the atmosphere have been amazing.

British Museum

We went to the British Museum last Sunday before getting the train home. We started with some breakfast, I had a big muffin.

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We followed the guide on the British Museum website that suggests the objects you should see if you only have a short time at the Museum. It was really good and we saw lots of other interesting things as we were trying to find the highlighted items.

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Design Museum

We went to see the Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum when we were in London last weekend.

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There was a very interesting wall of pictures that Paul Smith has collected over the years.

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I had my picture taken with the man himself, or at least a few cutouts of him!

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I would love to have this Mini!

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We got to see an insight into the design process.

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Zoë loved this wall of buttons.

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Some clothes. As you would expect from an exhibition showcasing a fashion designer!

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The exhibition was very interesting and we enjoyed looking round the rest of the Design Museum as well.

This is the view from outside the Museum, I really like this view of Tower Bridge.

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Theatre Trip

Last weekend we went to London for a theatre trip. We arrived in London early enough for breakfast at Ed’s Diner.

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We walked passed the Tower of London and over Tower Bridge on our way to the Design Museum, more on that later!

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We had an early pre-theatrre dinner ( Zoë was hungry at about 4.30pm!) at Bill’s.

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In the evening we went to the theatre to see Jeeves and Wooster. It was brilliant!

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After such a long and enjoyable day I was ready for bed!

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Opening Ceremony

Last night, like millions of people around the world I watched the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.

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I thought it was all brilliant and now I cant wait to see Team GB in action.

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I was very impressed with Sir Chris Hoy’s flag waving.

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