Cotswolds weekender


Still no internet in our house unfortunately, which makes blogging on a regular basis quite inconvenient! So this week mummy and I have been getting up, having brekky and tidying up the flat then we walk to the bigger Starbuck’s up on Chiswick High Road. Mummy usually gets a big coffee and does her bits on the internet and I have my morning nap.  All was going well with this little routine until last Friday morning, we ran into a bit of bad luck.  Mummy was minding her own business updating things, buying me new toys etc and then these two eastern european girls came up to her asking for money.  Mummy said ‘no’ but they persisted and kept moving closer and closer to us.  I was awake and watching all of this but I can’t talk yet otherwise I would have said to mummy ‘Watch out that girl is taking your phone!’ That’s right one of the girls took her phone off the table and because mummy had her laptop on her lap, she didn’t even notice.  The girls went away once mummy got a bit annoyed and told them to leave her alone, but still didn’t realise her phone was missing.  She went back to playing with me and checking emails.  Then all of a sudden I felt really ill and projectile vomited all over myself and my bugaboo.  Mummy was a bit shocked as I never usually throw up and it was everywhere! So she quickly packed up our things and that is when she couldn’t find her phone.  After she cleaned me up, she told the people who work at Starbucks and they went back and checked out the cctv.  Mummy then had to call into O2 and cancel her sim and block her phone and visit the police station.  It wasn’t a great way to start the weekend or finish the week. Mummy loves her phone and so do I!

After our disastrous morning, we had to get on with our day and mummy had something fun planned for me.  She had booked me in for a free trial at Gymboree.  Gymboree is an activity club with lots of other babies my age.  We learn songs and play with lots of developemental toys.  My favourite part was when they got out a big parachute and we sat on top, our mummies blew bubbles and made big parachute waves.  It was so fun trying to pop those bubbles.  I showed off how well I get myself around the room with my commando style crawl, and some of the other babies were really good at crawling so they gave me a few pointers.  I had lots of fun but we have a few other free trials with some other activity groups next week.  This one is quite expensive so mummy said she will see which is the most fun for us.

Saturday morning we got up fairly early and mummy had our bags packed, we were going on an adventure! We caught the tube to Hammersmith, then due to some track works we had to catch the bus rather the Hammersmith line to Paddington station.  The bus took a lot longer than what the tube takes so we literally made our train by the skin of our teeth, 3 minutes before it was due to depart.  Phew! We were going to Cheltenham for the weekend to visit Nikki and Nathan, and Nathan’s mummy and daddy, Heike and David.  Heike and David flew in from Sydney this morning.  Unfortunately Nathan wasn’t playing today but he still went to the game with Heike and David.  Nikki, Mummy and I went shopping around Cheltenham instead.  It was another amazing day in England, I am so glad the weather has been warm enough so I can still wear my summer dresses.

Cheltenham is a really nice little city, there are lots of shops and its right in the middle of nice area of England called the Cotswolds.  Lots of Londoners visit the Cotswolds for a weekend getaway, as it’s only two hours by train and it’s made up of nice little villages and country towns. A few celebrities have cottages out here, Kate Moss visits here regularly.  Nikki and Nathan cooked a very yummy roast dinner and all the adults stayed up really late and kept drinking.  I was a good girl and had my favourite fruity chicken for dinner and went to bed.

Everyone had a little bit of a sleep in on Sunday morning and Heike made everyone bacon and eggs.  It smelt yummy but I just had my mashed banana and Weetbix.  Mummy says I am Weetbix kid but I don’t know what she is talking about, crazy woman! After brekky we drove out to Bourton-on-the-water, the Venice of the Cotswolds.  It is a quaint little town with a little creek running through it.  There were droves of people out having picnics by the water and feeding the ducks, some people even got into the little creek but I overheard them saying how cold it was.  I went for a walk with Heike and David whilst mummy, daddy, Nikki and Nathan went into a maze.  Dragonfly maze was the best maze they had all been to, so they said.  It was more than a maze, as they all had to collect clues along the way then when they found their way into the middle they had to put together the riddle and figure out where the dragonfly was hiding.  It took them a while but in the end they worked together and found the dragonfly, I won’t tell you where they found it, just in case you visit one day and want to work it out yourself. It was very clever and made the maze a whole lot more interesting.

It was such a nice weekend out in the countryside. I love going for road trips in the van with mummy and daddy. It was really nice to see Heike and David and see something new and interesting.  To top it off the weather was like a summer’s day, so although the weekend started bad with mummy’s phone it ended up bring a really nice weekend.

H x


About Harlow London Stanley

With a lot of help from my mummy, I am writing this blog to help my friends and family stay in touch with me when we move to London in a few weeks. I am going to miss everyone and I am not very good at writing emails and I can't talk yet, so skype can be difficult. So we thought this would be the most fun way for everyone to see what I am up to. At the moment I am almost 6 months old so there are few big milestones ahead of me, teeth, crawling, walking and talking are just a few that I hope to master this year. All of my family will be home in Australia and will miss these amazing moments, so I promise to post them with pictures, videos and little diary entries as soon as they happen.

3 responses »

  1. Haha weetbix kid – love it! Don’t love the story about the stolen phone!!! That’s terrible. Julien said he bets they were Romanian – were they?

  2. Hi All
    After a bad start it sounds like you had a great weekend,wish I was there with you all, I love mazes so I hope you will help me solve the maze, ask mummy for some clues.
    You are so lucky that the weather is still warm, our weather has not been so warm for the start of spring I hope it gets warmer soon.Cheery went for a big walk with Sallys dogs today she had lots of fun she send you big kisses and licks.
    .Lots of hugs and kisses to you our little darling
    Love Omi and Poppy xxooxx

  3. Hi Harlow what a shame Mummy had her phone. Stolen but never mind it lookesl. Like you had a good time in the country . G dad and I will look forward to your next blog Mummy is doing a great Job without her Internet we will look forward to seeing you all on Skype. Soon lots of love hugs kisses G NanG Dad xxxooo

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