Lucy, Adam and Gem and the Butterfly Adventure

There is one thing that I simply HAD to do before I left London. And it wasn’t visit Buckingham Palace and it wasn’t see the changing of the guards. Hyde Park is exquisite, Trafalgar Sqaure a dream and Big Ben has no comparison.

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The one thing I HAD to do?

This.

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And I must say it was everything I have always wanted and more. The photographer obviously loved his job and was great at getting everyone their best possible photo.

He didn’t hand me my Hogwarts letter though…

Lucy was desperate for hers too!

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Adam gave it a fair crack too, despite having never read the books (but we won’t hold it against him).

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But what to do once you have ticked off the biggest item on your bucket list? Hit the Blogosphere for inspiration, of course!

About a year ago, my favourite blogger, The Londoner, wrote about a butterfly tent outside the Natural History Museum, and I was surprised and excited to find that it was back this year!

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After buying our tickets and carefully reading the rules, we set off into the hot, humid wonderland of the butterfly tent.

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Real, live butterflies float around your head and drift up and up until they find a tasty morsel. The tent is set to butterfly’s preferred temperature, so they’re really active and there are literally hundreds of them!

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The whole life cycle is displayed, from cocoons to what they eat to gorgeously fully-fledged!

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They’re tricky little blighters to photograph, but there’s lots of fun facts scattered around the place to distract you.

 

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Just the thing to calm you down and take you out of the hustle and bustle of London!

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