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Friday, April 05, 2013

Despite serious reservations, I actually enjoyed the concert. We met up with my sister and her daughter, who had travelled down from Lincolnshire, and had a Very Nice Day Out. Average age of the audience was, at a guess, around 10, which meant there were plenty of mums and dads there too - a fact not overlooked by the One Direction boys who very politely thanked all the parents for spending their hard earned cash on allowing their kids to come. What nice boys they are! It was, all in all, good family entertainment. I spent half the time looking around the audience and smiling at the faces of these wee kids - pure joy. My daughter loved it and I am, for now, her best friend forever.

After the concert, we made sure my sister caught the right train home , then we spent the night at a Premier Inn - a budget hotel chain, excellent value for money and recommended to anyone wanting somewhere affordable and comfortable to stay whilst visiting the UK. The next morning we had about 2 hours before needing to catch the Eurostar so had a quick dash to Oxford Street, Hyde Park end, where the Marks and Spencer flagship store is situated. Essential knicker shopping done, we grabbed a couple of packs of sandwiches and made our way to the train.

Just 3 hours later and we were back home! I love London.....

One Direction!

Telephone box

Red London Bus

London taxis

Marble Arch (Hyde Park)
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BLUENOSE63 4/25/2013 6:35AM

  I am a hair under 50 and I really like One Direction music, so much so that I bought the CD.

Such a wonderful thing you did for you DD. She will remember that for the rest of her life and you made another step to Most Awesome Mom Hall of Fame.

Thanks for the pics

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SQUIRRELLYONE 4/16/2013 2:56PM

    Great that they acknowledged the parents in the audience :)

Glad you had a great trip!

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ALIHIKES 4/6/2013 9:34PM

    Thanks for sharing your blog! Sounds like a really fun adventure and I am glad you went with your daughter.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/6/2013 2:14AM

    So nice to be able to hop countries just like that!!! That was so nice you did that for your daughter. Sounds like it all worked out and fun was had by all! They are a talented group, they performed on X-factor not too long ago-much to the pride of Simon Cowell who discovered and sponsored them! emoticon

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SYNCHRODAD 4/5/2013 6:23PM

    Nice blog. Nice to see old folk mingling with youth. If I'd have been there, I could have brought the average age up to 11. Thanks! for the fun blog.

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WILSONWR 4/5/2013 2:42PM

    Sounds like you had a great time! I didn't realize it was so easy to travel from Belgium to England!

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JACKIE542 4/5/2013 10:52AM

    I was wondering how that went. I am glad you had a good time. Great memories for you and your daughter.
Loved the pictures of London, always liked those red telephone boxes.
Now you can relax. emoticon emoticon

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STRONG_SARAH 4/5/2013 10:37AM

    How nice! And that was nice of them to thank the parents too. I love London. I'm a big Harry Potter geek and so I want to go to the new HP museum. Next time I guess.

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IAMWINNING 4/5/2013 10:31AM

    Dawn, first, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the concert. Did you need/use the earplugs? emoticon I'm also glad you got a breath of England, even tho' it wasn't for many hours. (My family and I lived over 2 years in England......a long time ago. DH and I would love to get back there).

Thank you for the pictures. They warmed my heart and reminded me of the days I'd take a train down to London and spend a lovely day by myself.

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