And so we went. Packed our bags and went. Contacted the school to pardon my big girl from her annual production rehearsals and flew for our girly time, just the 3 of us.
It was the most glorious thing. We had 10 full days in London rolling around in parks, visiting all the kid friendly tourist sites, sometimes 3 in a day, can you believe it? And we learnt all about the transportation system in London and met up with several friends, played slime, did cartwheels, read books, ate apple pies, actually we bought over a dozen books oh my goodness, we are crazy!!! To the point we had a problem bringing home luggage but the Hilton staff were ever so gracious in finding us a box and tape and even got us some string to tie up our box labelled FRAGILE but full of dirty laundry. I didn’t want to risk the books in a box so placed them in a suitcase instead. We bought so much stuff from Paperchase as well. We are crazy. But the stuff are so irresistible there and it reminds me of my architectural escapades when Paperchase was walking distance to my halls of residence, good ol’ Gower Street. I love UCL. Weight wasn’t a problem since we flew Business. The MH staff took very good care of us. T2 was the youngest Business traveller and although there were easily 30 Business seats, majority were businessmen and perhaps 2-3 women. What the hell? The gentlemen behind me were Doctors so I had a great time. The gentleman beside T1 was so curious about her life asking her loads of questions. And everyone was rather tickled with little T2 because her size was just so wrong on a Business seat. There is just no turning back after you start flying Business everywhere. It is expensive but so worth it. Recently, the company asked if I wanted to fly Business to our next holiday destination to Club Med Phuket and I politely declined. I also fly to Jakarta in 10 days with some Business Partners and will not go on Business just to be with them. These are the rare exceptions that I would forego Business and quite honestly, I do it for my back and my bum. The pain it saves me translates into cash for medical. So there.
The Wifi at the Hilton really sucked in London so I paid for my own Malaysian data instead for the entire trip. It made sense too since we were out and about daily having so much fun. And thank you, God, we did not fall sick nor had any accidents except for a small one where T2 got her shoe stuck in an escalator. I completely freaked. All is good.
We laughed, we ate great food, we had SO MUCH FUN, we watched musicals, we partied, we met new people, we ran in the park, we took loads of photos, it was perfect. The Hubs asked if we still wanted to do London again in December and I immediately said YES.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840