Warning – this blog contains more talk about injections!
We travelled to London again. Ian paid homage to his favourite man of the moment by sitting in seat 61 (truly wonderful source of info on his website and books!)
Once there, more jabs – this time for the kids for Rabies and Hep B (and only the one Hep B for us grown ups.) They were very brave. The Quality Street chocolates did their magic. See Aoife or Orla’s blog for their version of events.
Then, off to the Wong Kei in China Town to have noodles and practice using chopsticks.
We looked at more clothing to take advantage of the Sales, Ian got a light weight fast drying shirt from Rohan and the kids got some things from H&M. Big panic as Seamus decided to silently hide in the Oxford Street branch, but was found after a frantic few minutes. This has me thinking more about the child alarms. We already have the wrist ID bracelets where you can write on your mobile number, which will be fine if they get lost and find some kind person who can help them. However, I can now see the advantages of some of the alarms (where they activate after a certain distance) such as the Child locator. Could do with one for Ian sometimes!
No product will ever beat vigilance and explaining to the children about safety and responsibility, but yesterday gave me such a shock as to how quickly they can be out of sight. We are quite positive parents and responsible, taking time to plan who has which child when we are out and about, but it seems that those few minutes looking for Seamus in London on a cold, dark, busy Saturday made us appreciate exactly what we are embarking on. We’re not pessimistic people by any means (otherwise we wouldn’t be travelling anywere!) but I found the link Safe Sound Family quite useful to consider. I really want our trip to be memorable for all the right reasons, so think I will be considering a few of their product tips.