Thursday 17 November 2016

A Child Free Weekend in London - A Big Reason to be Cheerful!

Happy Thursday, I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

I've had a great week, it has been pretty low key but the weekend was superb as my husband and I got to go and stay in London together without the kids. It happens once or twice a year and you just can't put a price on the value of that time alone as a couple. So thank you Annie for looking after them so well and they had a ball with you, there are not many babysitters they ask for again.

Quiet Train Ride 
We set off fairly early Saturday morning so we could make the most of the day and it was great to spend 90 minutes just chatting without any interruption. I had downloaded some programmes to watch and taken my book and I didn't need either. Hubby was on good form and good company! lol

Premier Digital Conference
We attended the Premier digital conference during Saturday and had a good time. Neither of us had particularity high expectations as last years conference was a little basic for us but they had upped their game and the stream for experienced bloggers was way better. I particularly liked the sessions on legalities and vlogging. I've made a promise to myself that I'll vlog once a week from Jan, ekkk. I better start getting in some practise.

I was a finalist in two of the award categories for the Premier Digital awards for my faith blog Progress Not Perfection. We didn't go to the awards in the evening though as I already knew I wasn't a winner or runner up and sadly they only pay for those tickets and the cos was beyond our means.

Great Nights stay at Premier Inn Aldgate
We stay in Premier Inns dozens of times a year (and yes we pay for them all) but this one was really extra excellent. The room was pretty much the same as all the others and had everything we needed. What set it apart was the staff, they were superb. There was at least three staff at breakfast that went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. It was also a really good location.

Worship at Christchurch, London
Both dh and I woke early so after an excellent breakfast we headed off to ChristChurch Blackfriars and had a fabulous morning in worship. I could definitely hear the Lord talking to me as I was there and I have a post in drafts on my faith blog to share on Friday.

A visit to the Tate Modern
As the weather was good we decided to walk to the train station and had the option to go to Charing Cross or London bridge. We opted for London bridge as it is a part of the South bank we don't walk so much and I just loved it. We then spotted the Tate Modern and I said I'd never been in there but would like to, so we took the opportunity.

I wasn't sure what to expect and there were certainly some odd bits of art that I didn't get but overall what an awe-inspiring place. So much to see. I can't wait to take my budding artist Miss E there with me.

So that was my fabulous weekend and my reasons to be cheerful. Come on, share yours.....

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Wishing you a fabulous week and I look forward to reading your posts. Mich x

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