Day In The Life // The London Eye

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Last weekend, cousin came down from up north, and we decided to have a family day out up London while she was down. The main aim of the day was to go on The London Eye. Ironically my cousin was the only one who had been on The Eye, even though she lives a lot further away from it than we do! But it was the first time for my sister, brother and myself. We were all a little bit nervous (Atleast I definitely was!) and I made the mistake quite a few time of standing underneath and looking straight up. Nice one Sam!

We ended up buying our tickets for The Eye in the morning and returning later on in the day, as we wanted some lunch first and decided that Covent Garden. Which sounds nice and simple, but we decided to try and walk it, as it's only two stops on the tube... we totally got lost. Not massively lost, it just took us a lot longer than it should! When we finally go there we were so hungry, and to top it off the place we were planning to eat didn't have the deals we wanted on a Saturday and our back up eating plan didn't exist anymore (shows how much we go to London...) So we opted for a small little Italian and stocked up on all of the carbs ever to get us through the rest of the day.

After eating and opting for the tube option instead of walking on a (very) full stomach, we finally made it back to South Bank and we were ready to queue! After about ten minutes of waiting in line, which was a lot better than I thought it would be, despite the weather and wind being freeezinggg, we were reading to hop on to the little pod. And I mean hop on... as the pod doesn't stop and wait for you at all, it just continues moving, which is fun yet a bit worrying aha. 
Once we were on and over the initial worry of 'oh crap, we can't get off, we're going higher!' we started to enjoy the view and get our cameras out to capture the moment and the London surroundings. One of the things I want to do in 2016, is to take more photographs, yet more of the people I am with and to involve myself, as well as not using the camera for too long. So I took some photos of us standing on the pod, some of the view and a few group selfies as proof that we were on it together, and then made an effort to put my camera down and appreciate the moment!

I'm really happy with how the pictures came out, and now have a bunch of new memories and photographs to go along with them. The Eye wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, and I'm glad I can now say that I've been on it!
It was such a nice day, and I really enjoyed hanging out with family, and now I'm determined to try and do it more often! :)

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