A Sunday stroll around central London…

July 16, 2013

London landmarks…is what Eliza and I did at the weekend, but my husband – and 15,000 other people – ran 10k around the closed streets of the capital, in the 30° heat. Amazing stuff.

British 10k run

He was taking part in the British 10k run, an annual run through the centre of the centre. The roads are closed and the running route goes past London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.

Alex’s parents were down, and the four of us cheered the runners on by the Ministry of Defence building, and then meandered through to Downing Street to watch the finish. Eliza was hypnotised by the runners to start with – and loved clapping – but quickly got bored and tried to make a break for it.

British 10k runAlex was running to raise money for The Book Bus, a charity that works to improve literacy among children in Asia, Africa and South America (Grannie G volunteered with them in Africa two years ago).

Later that afternoon we had a BBQ at our friend’s house, and Eliza probably ran about 10k in laps around the garden, from the paddling pool to trampoline and tent. But with far less clothes on.

What did everyone else get up to this weekend? x


  • Kiran Chug

    July 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    It sounds like little Eliza is a budding runner too! How cute 🙂 We spent all our time in the garden, and I was in the paddling pool with Little Mister for most of the time trying to cool down. Doesn’t such warm weather really make a summer? So lovely for the kids to be outdoors! x

    1. gillian

      July 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Good thought – we’ll get her trained up and turned into a future Olympic champion! Love the weather so much, can imagine it’s very uncomfortable at nine months pregnant though, poor you x

  • Emily Dew

    July 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Aw, great to see you for the BBQ. You can’t beat a bit of naked trampolining! (Babies not adults – haha:-)

    1. gillian

      July 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      Yeah yeah 🙂 It was so lovely, thank you! Trying to buy a house with a garden ASAP so we can return the favour…xx

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