Last week we ventured on the boys first trip to London. Getting across London with two little people is no mean feat! But one train-ride, a few escalators, a short tube, a coffee break, a brisk walk and a boat ride later and we had reached our destination.... The Tower of London!
We managed to catch a quick glimpse of the beautiful poppy exhibition 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' before it was time to do the whole journey in reverse!
It was quite a sobering thought to see the vast expanse of poppies, each representing a life lost through service during WW1.
Once back home I showed Arthur photos of the exhibition . Our pictures were a great starting point for a very simple discussion about Remembrance Day. As the boys get a bit older I 'll tell them all about the brave men and women who have served their country in our family.
*Their Great Grandad the Army Medic,
*Their Great Grandma who helped build the tanks (love that one!)
Their Great, Great Uncle Arthur who won honours for his bravery as a Navy gunner.
I am sure once we get talking to the family there will be many more stories to pass on too.
But for now we settled for creating our own poppies.......
* If you fancy trying any poppy art, we used coffee filter paper/ red food dye and sprinkled poppy seeds :)