Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday Snapshot

This is how I felt today...a scorching day in the city!
(photo courtesy of pixel-panther on photobucket)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Snapshots

One of the things I love about London are the random things I discover. Today, I took the kids to the Kew Bridge Steam Museum (again!) and normally this place holds my interest for all of 5 seconds, but today, we discovered that they were commemorating WWII with a 1940's themed day, complete with costumed volunteers, bomb dismantling demonstrations and even air raid sirens.

There was loads to see and do. If I had wanted to, I could have even had my hair set in traditional 1940's style! There was a food demonstration on how to make the most of food rations and the windows even had black out curtains.

It has to be said that the afternoon was enjoyed by all!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday Snapshot (in the grip of World Cup fever!)

You can't turn the corner in London at the moment without seeing something like this in pretty much every shop window. This town is truly in the grip of World Cup fever! (What I love are the ads on TV saying if you buy a big screen TV to watch the World Cup and England win the final, then they'll give you 100% money back! The joke would be on them if England do win!!).

It has made me think back on the past few World Cup's...where I was, who I was with. In 2002, I was in Adelaide, South Australia and even though Australia didn't qualify, I still remember watching the games, especially when Uruguay were playing. My friends were house-sitting a fantastic place with a swimming pool and our friend Rudy, who was from Uruguay, got us all into the World Cup Spirit.

Fast-forward four years, Australia had qualified, I was now living in Queensland and I woke up way too early to watch the Australia v Italy (i.e. Big Fakers!) game with my niece who was 8. Even though Australia lost tragically to Italy that day, I couldn't be too sad...especially since I had drawn Italy in the office sweep and ended up pocketing $60!

Now, it's 2010, I'm living in London and forced to endure the pain of watching Australia's games with British commentary! Everywhere you look, all you see is red and white. St George flags are flying from every car (even from some peoples heads!). I wonder if Australia is decked out in the colours?

This World Cup, I'll cheer for England when they play, with every one else...unless, of course, they are playing Australia. My heart is Green and Gold.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Next Chapter

There's a reason I've been so quiet on this blog of late. For once, it hasn't been because I've done been doing nothing. Quite the opposite. There has been so much going on, I didn't know where to start and what was going on, I couldn't even tell you about.

But now I can. I have found a new job. Yes, I am still a nanny, but now I'll offically have the job title of "nanny", be working full time, travelling the world and moving from SW London to NW London, close to Hampstead Heath and full of brand new places for me to explore.

As excited as I am to start this new experience (I start in September, by the way!), it hasn't been an easy thing to think of leaving my current family. No one prepared me for this when I chose to become a nanny. It's going to break my heart to leave those two kids who have been such a huge part of my life here. My bosses have been brilliant too. I really hate goodbyes!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Snapshot

On Friday, the kids and I went to the Tower of London. It is such an amazing place (although next time I go, it won't be with two kids on a hot summer's day!).

This shot is of a chapel inside one of the towers...I can't remember which one!