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Trip Report The long awaited trip report! LIVE so that you can comment along the way!

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So...the adventure has begun . . and yes it started with a HUGE DRAMA!!!!

WE MISSED OUR FLIGHT!!!!

Our complete oversight that when I had asked my agent to book a Friday night flight I didn't specify that it meant Friday evening and not very early of Friday morning.

So as I felt calm and collected and ready Friday morning and casually went to my travel agent to confirm my travel insurance and then chaos and stress began of how we were going to make this happen in the best possible way!

It worked out costly but far better then the original plan!

We flew Thai Airways . .they were amazing! Mind you so were my kids! As I thought . . they slept and did everything that they I hoped for plus more!

Our new flight had us leave late Saturday afternoon and we arrived here in London early Sunday morning (7am)

When we arrived . .we didn't use Pearl Assist ...it was so fine . . .we were lucky though...at the uk boarder control the cue was unbelievable (Sign predicted a 90min wait) but for some reason we were selected to fast track though. So we were taken out of the line and sent straight through.

Our hotel . .the Regancy sorted a private driver to met us on arrival and he was there as we walked out.

The Regancy has been great . .allowed us to check in early/straight away and can I say our room is fantastic. One room has a living area downstairs with a little fridge and upstairs has a big bed(could be split) and a big bathroom and another little sitting area and then there is a connecting room downstairs with two single beds and another bathroom.

So we have plenty of space :)

the location is walking distance to Hyde Park and I am sure a lot of other great places!

Today we just relaxed . . went to Hyde Park with my children being absolutely crazy over the squirrels! It was so funny and I think that will be something we will be doing everyday while here :) We then got an ice cream and had a play in a small playground and followed up with a light lunch at a tea room by the lake in Hyde Park.

From here we went to Harrods . . .How amazing is the Toy Kingdom! It was a bit overwhelming with just how much was there. I think I will plan some time kid free time and do a serious shop as I could see so many things but it wasn't fair on the kid after flying 22hrs!

SO our plan tonight is to go to our complimentary lounge to have a few pre dinner drinks and then just go to a local restaurant for tea.

I have given the kids a late afternoon sleep as it is 10:30pm in there home town and I figured I could use the time to sit down and plan these 5/6 days!

Tomorrow we have no real plans . . .Hyde park for a morning walk/ one of the Museums/ lunch at the Disney café in Harrods . I'll do a power shop while Mum watches the kids etc and then I'm not too sure?

I'll be on tomorrow to let you know how the day went! So far I have been so pleased with how it's gone!

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