The man be­hind the mic

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.east­ re­turn fares start from £14 stan­dard, or £27 for first class.

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