If you read our travelling unprepared post you understand why I jumped at the chance to use my brothers return to London train ticket. A mere 2 hour journey (not including the 1 hour bus when we get to London) and being a train it means Pops can actually walk about too, not to mention it’s paid from our station so I don’t even need to pay to get into cardiff. Win win win.
One phone, one Ipad (apps downloaded) and a bag full of snacks (and clothes etc) we head off. (The pram a bit like Buckaroo)
I decided to leave when MM leaves for work so I could have that little extra help getting into cardiff. We got into cardiff and decided to go get some lunch for the train.
An hour or so later, the wrong platform and a lot of walking round were on the train.
We get on to find only one table which had someone on, I put our stuff down and sat pops at the table and sat on the set of chairs next to her. ( I don’t usually expect people to move and allow us to sit together but this guy went ONE stop, why he didn’t let me sit next to her I don’t know)
A few stops in I had noticed pops had a full nappy so I thought as I had to change her I would try her on the My Carry Potty… A few up and downs and she did it. WOOHOO! I was so happy. First potty wee outside the house and I wasn’t sure she would as the train was moving but she didn’t seem to mind.
Not long after that she started pointing to her pram and saying nanight so I layer her in with a blanket and twinkle twinkle little star playing on the Kidloland app on the ipad. (That’s where she is now…asleep!)
Apart from just finding the car keys in the pram (that MM needs to use to drive down to London on Friday) things are going quiet well. (Famous last words? Well see when we get to London 🙈)
We arrived and pops woke up. The hour long bus journey wasn’t too bad as I had Pokémon GO to distract me and pops was enjoying looking out of the windows. There was so much traffic which meant we were driving slow so I managed to hatch some (waste) eggs.
I really do prefer coming to London by train, I just wish it wasn’t 6x the price :'(
How do you travel with kids? Do you know where to get cheap train tickets from Cardiff to London?
Until the next post,
Are and Pops.