Word of the Week: Transport

Today the word that sums up the week that was is:


This week we travelled to London and back, and went all over the city in between. In doing so we might have broken records, I think, for the amount of different types of transport we used!

We started early on Saturday morning on the train to London, a little bit sleepy but invigorated by the view and our breakfast picnic.



Most of the weekend was spent traversing the city by tube and bus, and on Sunday afternoon Arthur went on a miniature train on a ride in Hyde Park: I wasn’t sure what he’d make of it at first but his big cousin Ilya looked after him!


Then on Monday we set off for a bit of an adventure. We took the tube across to Bank, then hopped on the DLR out to the Docklands. Arthur loved looking at all the tall buildings and even got to help drive the train.



Then the highlight of the journey: we took a cable car across the river! The views were amazing, and Arthur couldn’t decide whether we were in an aeroplane or a helicopter.


We stopped off for lunch by the MIllenium Dome, then caught a river boat back into town.


Arthur was pretty sleepy by this point, so was happy to lie back and look at the view while he had a bit of a feed.


The next day it was time to head home, so it was back on the big train for the journey back to Brixham. We were all very pleased to see the sea: London was lovely, but it’s just not Devon!



Since we’ve been back Arthur has been making choo choo noises, looking out for helicopters and aeroplanes overhead and loving playing with the ride-on car he got for Christmas.


He was particularly excited at his Music with Mummy session yesterday morning: as it happens the theme this term is transport, and with everything he’s experienced this week it suddenly all seemed to make a lot more sense…


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16 thoughts on “Word of the Week: Transport

  1. Dean B

    Looks like a tiring but definitely fun week! We did a turn-around visit to London from Cornwall in a day a week ago and it was exhausting. But the thing is, little T seemed to have enjoyed it and didn’t even sleep on the train on the way back. She just loved sitting-up and watching the world go by and fell asleep in the car from Exeter to North Cornwall. Kids are amazing! Where do they get all that boundless energy? #wotw

    1. sophieblovett Post author

      Wow to do it in a day must have been exhausting! I think travel’s so stimulating for kids though – Arthur’s still taking about the choo choos… x

  2. thereadingresidence

    Loads of fun, and definitely loads of transport! You packed it all in, and looks like a brilliant time was had by all. My son’s used to cars, but that’s about it! Though he’;s very happy on theme park rides as he’s been on lots of those, including the Thomas train, which he loves! Must go to London with them soon, as you’ve tempted me 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  3. Mummy Tries

    Looks and sounds like so much fun! The cable car ride looks fab. I remember seeing one at the Transport Museum when my eldest was about Arthur’s age and thinking she‘d love it! I’ll have to brave it with all three over the summer xx #WotW


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