Weekend off

No post tomorrow; we are in the process of introducing our kid to international travel. Part birthday gift, part reward for his truly impressive progress in learning English, this is a trip revolving around his interests. And so our top priorities in London — home of Kew Gardens, the British Museum, the Tower, etc. — are Hamleys Toy Shop, Forbidden Planet (a giant comic book/game/sci fi store), and a Lego store.

This is a new sort of travel for me. Wish us luck. (My prediction: when we return home we’ll need a vacation to recuperate from our vacation.)


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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13 Responses to Weekend off

  1. xenatuba says:

    Yes you will. It is why I try to allow a couple of days after the vaca and before returning to work. Not doing that this weekend, though…

  2. Power Wench says:

    I think you should go to the British Museum anyhow – and take him to the Egyptian section to see the mummies! He’ll love it! When we were there a few years back that area was jammed with *very* excited school children.

  3. Haha Hamleys is a magical place though. I visited, aged 18, and was instantly transported back to childhood! Enjoy!

  4. Cyndee says:

    You’ll have a great time. Look at everything through his eyes! And yes, you will need a vacation when you return…

  5. Jbrandao says:

    I went to London once. In school trip in the 10th or 11th grade, way back in ’95 I think. We loved it. Great city. Plenty to see.
    Would love to go back there sometime.

  6. Jjskipz says:

    Have fun on your trip. Take lots of silly pictures and buy your son lots of goofy presents/souvenirs . ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Inge says:

    I’m jealous. I’d like to go to the forbidden planet to get some american comics i can’t get in Belgium.. So i better hear you enjoyed yourself!! lol

    Hope it was fun!

    • JR says:

      I know it’s not as fun as browsing, but if you’re looking for something specific, drop me a line. We have a good comic store in our town, and I wouldn’t mind having an excuse to visit it more often.

    • oregon expat says:

      Turns out that non-comic-book-oriented adults can have fun there, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I curled up on the floor with a couple of books and ended up bringing home Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Somehow I have made it through life without either reading this book, or seeing Bladerunner. Time to rectify that.

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