My daughters are grown (one a teacher, the other a lawyer) and I often help take care of the grandchildren--Liliana, 10, Lucia, 8, and Annabelle, 2.
I first travelled through the UK as a student many years ago, and have returned several times to hike the Coast Path in Wales, parts of the southwest coast path, and a several long distance hikes in northern England and Ireland, including the Ring of Kerry. In years past I also cycled around the UK and Europe, as well as N. Zealand, and 3 times across the US. I was last in N. Ireland 10 years ago as a volunteer for the Conservation Trust--collecting native seeds, propagating them, planting them out and helping to lead groups who came to visit.
Now, I am older, and want to simply ride the bus and underground to get to places I remember from years past-- walk along the Thames, visit the galleries and museums I remember taking my children to. So, rain or shine, I expect to get out and about bright and early every morning.