This morning I think I started a family trend on Valentine’s Day. I asked Little Man and the OH what they loved most: Little Man said dinosaurs, the OH said burgers – and my answer? Cocktails, of course. 🙂
So later in the day we all set out to enjoy a few of our favourite things …
Of course, when we arrived at the Natural History Museum we didn’t bank on the weekend/half-term crowds and the queue that snaked along the front of the stunning Romanesque architecture. Admittedly I did ask Little Man if he loved engines too (his other love) but he was adamant that we weren’t going to go round the corner and that we queued here, insisting ‘I love dinosaurs’.
So we did it, we queued and as we waited I realised how much I appreciated some of the world’s renowned museums being on our doorstep. The Science Museum and V&A are also places we always visit.
The running around and the visit to the gift shop where we picked up a dinosaur egg, which is now sitting in a jar of water as we wait for it to hatch – and the cutest dinosaur toy – exhausted Little Man.
And as he fell asleep in his pram, the OH and I wondered – where to next? Burgers and cocktails, it was a no-brainer as we headed for Sophie’s Steakhouse.
There, the OH had a Black Angus Burger, which was really good. I tried the meat which was very tasty and the OH described the burger as, ‘if you could describe a 10oz burger as light, it was light and full of flavour’. He also loved the brioche bun and burger sauce.
As for me, I had to order Sophie’s margarita …
… which I sipped whilst thoroughly enjoying Sophie’s tuna steak (cooked rare) with avocado – my new fave!!!
And of course, I had to have some fries to go with Sophie’s legendary steak sauce.
It was such a lovely afternoon, which ended with a trip to Daunt Books across the road and Little Man unable to wait until we got home to unwrap his Valentine’s Day gifts: Love is My Favourite Thing and The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.
I’ve got a feeling that if we do this again next year and the year after, and the year after that – until Little Man is old enough to go on his own dates, things won’t really change for the OH and I. But for Little Man, I think it’s going to be very exciting to see how his favourite things will change over the years. I love this journey.