My Super Special Secret Saturday Surprise

My husband occasionally likes to be slightly romantic, and he plans what he calls ‘Super Special Secret Saturday Surprises’. He plans an entire day out and doesn’t tell me what we will be doing or where we will be going.

The first time he did this, he took me to Warwick Castle. Despite his best efforts to keep it a secret, the Tom Tom gave away our destination about half way there. I was still so excited though, as Warwick had been on the top of my ‘to see’ castles list for awhile.

Last week I asked him if we could do something over the weekend. I’d had a rough week in work and needed something to look forward to. Friday evening he told me I needed to be ready to leave the house by 9am the next morning for my super special secret Saturday surprise.

I genuinely had NO idea where we were going. We got in the car and started driving towards the centre of town which confused me. But then he took a turn for the train station and we parked up.

The first surprise was that the destination was London, but I still had no idea what our final destination would be.

Once we got off at Waterloo Station like we normally do, we walked down towards the Houses of Parliament like we normally do. We had talked some about what we had each done in London before while we were on the train, and I commented about how I wish he’d go on the London Eye because the view is so amazing.

As it turned out, the London Eye was our first stop. Included in the ticket is a 3D short film about the London Eye. It was pretty cool, and they even sprayed fake snow which had us both giggling.

London Eye
Looking super cool in our 3D glasses.
At the London Eye.

There was absolutely no queue (the last time I went on, we queued for hours!). Steve does not do well with heights, and I don’t think he was looking forward to it. He had done his research though, and found other people saying that you don’t really feel insecure. And so we boarded. I was excited, he was nervous. But we both had a lovely time.

On the London Eye
On the London Eye. Houses of Parliament behind us.

Once we were finished there, we got on the tube to find that the line we needed was closed for maintenance over the weekend. We got in a taxi and he managed to keep the next destination a secret. We ended up at the Natural History Museum.

I don’t know if you have ever been there, but the place is absolutely HUGE! There was so much to see and do, but unfortunately for us, it was also incredibly busy. When we were going through the dinosaur section, there were so many people that it made it difficult to see much of anything.

The missing link? In the Natural History Museum
The missing link?
In the Natural History Museum

We aborted that plan, and went and had lunch in the Nag’s Head pub in Covent Garden and did a little bit of shopping before heading home.

Bangers and mash anyone?
Bangers and mash anyone?
Christmas Tree in Covent Garden
Christmas Tree in Covent Garden

It was a lovely day out. Lots of walking, crisp winter weather, and some much needed time with my husband <3

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