And onwards to Trafalgar Square…

Xav has a book on London which he has memorised and keeps quoting all these interesting facts about our nation’s capital. One of the places he really wanted to visit was Trafalgar Square so after the Natural History Museum, we headed off on the tube again to show the boys the pigeons and the lions.

There was much chucking of coins in the fountain, the obligatory photographs with a golden statue man, a bit of pretend lion climbing and lots of running round and round Nelson’s Column.

Whilst they were mucking about, I watched a very brave tourist go down on one knee and ask his (dumbstruck) girlfriend to marry him. He had with him half a dozen heart-shaped helium balloons and a gaggle of mates with cameras and hand-written signs. Not sure what they said, but the fiancee’s slightly aghast face said it all. Talk about a pressure sell…

I also had a little mournful glance at the National Gallery. So close yet so far away. I have mentally noted it down for one of my Friday resolution trips sometime soon.