The man behind the mic
ISWEAR the conversation went like this. Mum: “Shall we go and see Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives when we have our day out in London on Sunday ?” Brooke: “Ok, can we go in and see her?” Mum, smiling: “No that’s not possible. From a security point of view, you cant just have people wandering in willy-nilly.”
Brooke: “Why not Mummy? I really really want to see her. Please?”
She’s only five, and with the merest of encouragement would think nothing of knocking for Her Majesty. Instead we made do with taking pictures from outside the gates, along with about 5,000 others, who had gathered in vast numbers presumably to watch the changing of the guard, which happened to coincide with when we arrived.
One of the plus sides of living in Peterborough, and a fact that often slips people’s minds, is that you can be in the heart of our capital city in less than one hour. So as half-term week commenced, we got both the kids into hyper excited mode by jumping on the train to London. Travelling by East Coast and booking in advance on line (www.eastcoast.co.uk) return fares start from £14 standard, or £27 for first class.