A couple of weeks ago, we had to go up to London for a day to run an important errand. While I was getting it done, little T and her dad had an impromptu picnic at Holland Park in Kensington.
The park is huge, but they only ended up staying in the playground area and never even got to the bigger playground. Well because, little T made friends with some of the children there and didn’t want to leave them.
Don’t you just love the way children just play together as if they’ve known each other all their lives? My husband said at first little T was shy, but later on, gamely joined the other kids at the playground as seen on the photos.
One of the things I love about London is the diversity of the people who live there – from all over the globe. To be fair though, I’m not the only foreigner in our little seaside village in North Cornwall. There’s F’s mum (T’s best friend), who happens to be Swedish, though she’s lived in England so long, people are always surprised to find out that she’s not English. There was also a Canadian mum in our circle, but she and her family moved to the next town.
Little T was actually not alone on the photo above, but out of respect for her privacy, I decided to crop her off, especially since you could clearly see her face here. I asked little T what they were talking about, she replied, “Sand of course!” Silly mummy, of course it was about sand, what else could they be talking about?
On our way to play-school the next day, she was still talking about her London friends. I actually had to remind her that they live in London and she lives in Cornwall, but that didn’t seem to matter to her or the fact that she will probably never see them again. As far as she was concerned, they were her friends, even for just one afternoon. Period. The rest is just details.
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