Adventures

  • Kathleen’s Graduation
    Kathleen is mega intelligent! Like MASTERS level clever. Today she graduated with a masters in International Child Development from King's College London. She's been working so hard on it over the summer and since she came back to London in November 2015. I am extremely proud of her. With the … Read more
  • Chocolate Ecstasy Tours
    Who doesn't love chocolate on a Saturday morning after Christmas? Not us! As part of my Christmas present, Kathleen booked us for the Chocolate Ecstasy Tour. It was a three hour tour around the chocolatiers of London. Starting off at Hotel Chocolat's School of Chocolate in Covent Garden, we visited high … Read more
  • KidZania
    You might be thinking "Hey! KidZania is a city for 4 – 14 year olds with more than 60 real life role play adventures. Why did they go there?!" And you'd be correct. It was an adults evening where adults pretended to be kids pretending to be adults. I went … Read more
  • Aladdin The Musical
    During Kathleen's family's visit, Mum Susan booked for us to go to Aladdin The Musical at the Prince Edward Theatre. It was a fantastic show, which the Genie character stole! They added a few new songs, and switched out Abu the monkey and Rajah the tiger for three companions. Iago, … Read more
  • The London Eye
    Kathleen's mum and three aunts visited London for a week. One of the things I organised was a highflying view of London from The London Eye. Situated on the South Bank, it has some great views across central London, and beyond. We boarded around 3:45pm, which was great, as the sun … Read more
  • Maman Le Mot
    It’s 1943, and the newly formed Special Operations Executive is recruiting secret agents to join La Resistance and the battle to liberate our European neighbours. The purpose of our mission is subversion. Subversion properly applied is one of the most potent weapons one can use. That's the premise of an … Read more
  • Madame Tussauds London
    On a cold Saturday morning, we ventured down to the South Bank to finish off Kathleen's visit to all the South Bank attractions by popping in to the London Aquarium. Later in the afternoon, we made our way to Baker Street to Madame Tussauds. The waxwork museum features a bunch … Read more
  • Chessington World of Adventure
    Next in the theme park adventures is Chessington World of Adventures. It's a theme park just inside the M25 and one I've never been to. Christopher and Rachel joined us and picked us up from the station. The weather was going to be wet and wild, which matched much of … Read more
  • Pop Up Screens: Jurassic World
    As part of my birthday present, Kathleen bought us tickets to a Pop Up Screens showing. We chose Jurassic World, mainly because it fit in our calendar but also because Kathleen hadn't seen it. I found out just before the showing started, in Ravenscourt Park, that Kathleen in fact hadn't … Read more
  • Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing
    When I knew Kathleen was coming back to London, even for a short time, I went looking for kooky things for to do. When I discovered it, axe throwing went to the top of the list! Tucked away in an a large warehouse in Whitechapel, London, are six targets and … Read more
  • The Slide
    After the London 2012 Olympics, many wondered what would become of the structures in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Four years after the games, one of them has had a new attraction added. Upon her return, Kathleen and I went to try out the ArcelorMittal Orbit's "The … Read more
  • In The Beginning
    In the beginning, there was a list. Since Kathleen and I have been together (April 2016), we've been making comments about things that we'd like to do together. I've decided to put it together in a list, and document what we've done together. I'm also adding other experiences which I … Read more
  • Shrek’s Adventure! London
    Located on the South Bank, between the London Dungeon and London Aquarium, Shrek's Adventure! London is the latest mid-way attraction by Merlin Entertainment. My sister, Julie, wanted to visit the walk through adventure, so I invited Kathleen along to for the ride. There was a point in the mirror maze … Read more
  • Junkyard Golf Club
    Before Kathleen headed back to the USA, I had to check her golf putting skills. We did this at the Junkyard Golf Club, in Shoreditch's Old Truman Brewery. With three holes to choose from, we plucked for Frank (Putt Up Or Shut Up), which included a slide, clown filled jacuzzis, a … Read more
  • Sky Garden
    As well as The Shard, we explored the Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street. With a view 155 metres above the capital, it gave us another chance to marvel at the city in which we dwell, but this time for free. The gardens up there are also magnificent, and are a … Read more
  • The Shard
    One of the things Kathleen kept mentioning she wanted to do since she came to London this time was The Shard. I booked it for a Saturday evening, beforehand swinging in to have dinner at the Hotel Chocolat restaurant, Rabot 1745. Our journey up to the 72nd floor was timed … Read more
  • Thorpe Park
    Since Kathleen came to London and we got talking, I promised I'd take her to a British theme park. Thorpe Park was that first theme park! The weather was a mixed bag, including heavy rain, hail and sunshine in between. We rode: Colossus Nemesis Inferno (x2) Stealth The Swarm Angry … Read more
  • The London Dungeon
    My first time at The London Dungeon was in January 2014 with Grace, Iwan & Lauren from my life group. I couldn't wait to show Kathleen one of my favourite London attractions that changes all the time. For this one, I got my longest and dearest friend Christopher involved. It … Read more
  • Magic Lantern Festival
    Technically not a date, as neither of us had confessed to liking each other, but it was certainly a great thing to do together and we got to know more about one another. Taking place at Chiswick House and Gardens, the Magical Lantern Festival was a festival of light celebrating … Read more
  • Live At The Chapel
    After our visit to the Creme Egg Cafe, we headed to Islington where Kathleen introduced me to Vietnamese food in the form of pho. Then it was time for another first for Kathleen; a British comedy gig! Union Chapel is a great venue that I've visited several times when The Invisible … Read more
  • Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe
    It was nearly Easter (okay, several weeks before the egg'd holiday) and Cadbury's decided to do a pop-up shop in Central London based on the British classic, the Cadbury Creme Egg. Kathleen and I were in the line for 45 minutes before we were let in to buy a Creme … Read more