Our first week in London was amazing. It took us a few days to get over the tiredness and we were pleased when we finally stopped waking in the early hours of the morning.
Lionel has had initial interviews with some employment agencies and some were more helpful than others, but he had a couple of really positive ones.
Lionel had a big day on Tuesday with interviews and so the kids and I did a bit more sight seeing. We went to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard where we had a view from the side but not very interesting for the kids and the squash of crowds was a bit overwhelming for them. Much better was seeing the horse guards and trying to make the guard smile (no he still hasn't!)
We then headed through St James Park where we sat down and enjoyed our lunch in the sun - we were sitting on the nice sun chairs until we realised you had to pay for the privilege! Next we went to the Aquarium which was great and we really enjoyed seeing the varieties of fish from around the world.
The day before we had all done the real tourist thing with a trip around the city on an open topped double decker bus, a river cruise and a trip on the London Eye. We loved the London Eye trip and the view over the city, the bus trip gave us a good overall view of all the tourist sites and the river cruise was great - we will come in to London again and take a boat down the river to Greenwich.
We took a trip out to Basingstoke last Saturday to have a look at some houses to rent and God has really gone before us in the hunt for a house - we move into a 4 bedroom house on 14th May in Chineham, Basingstoke. The section is your typical postage stamp size but having a 4th bedroom is a bonus and we also have a living room and separate dining room (so plenty of room for visitors!!!)
Once we move in and get our own internet connection we will be emailing more often.