Lately

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The playroom at our favourite cafe, battery trains, the park. Foolproof kids day out.

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Berlin again

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We had a lovely time in Berlin despite the challenges of shepherding (me) and carrying (Michael) a three year old around Berlin in the absence of a stroller. Felix was a big fan of the pizza.

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And the dinosaurs and other curiosities at the Natural History Museum.

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We visited the real fish again too. Felix perched in Michael’s arms is certainly a recurring image.

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There are plenty of playgrounds and play-cafes in Berlin, including this play-cafe which provided dilapidated tricycles for small children.

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But the biggest hit of all was the Technology Museum, specifically, the trains.

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When we finally reached a steam engine you could actually climb inside, Felix ‘drove’ it furiously for more than half an hour.

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Chuff chuff chuff….

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The Easter Train

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Last year we went down to watch the steam train leave; this year we were lucky enough to hop aboard. And it was much nicer weather. The train meanders for about an hour and a half before stopping in a village for a few hours – time for an Easter egg hunt, relaxing in the gardens, a train museum and an ice cream. When I asked Felix what the best thing about Germany was, he replied without hesitation: theĀ engine.

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He was, however, not too pleased about having his photo taken, which is why he looks pensive in these shots.

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We also went back to the animal park. Felix adored the waffles and the penguins: ‘he’s swimming all by himself!’

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But the biggest hit was undoubtably the digger. It was very hard to leave.

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