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The London Pass

As mentioned in Welcome to London, we utilized the London Pass to save a couple hundred pounds on activities and transportation. We did our research prior to purchasing the pass to see whether the activities offered in the pass were those that we were interested in, and whether there would be a significant enough cost… Continue reading The London Pass

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Let the College Visits Begin: Oxford

We spent a half day in Oxford while on the way to Watford. We had the intention of visiting the Arboretum and touring the university, however those plans went a little awry. The drive to Oxford from Hampshire was pretty easy and truly lovely with the leaves along the motorway changing to their fall colors,… Continue reading Let the College Visits Begin: Oxford

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Bells On Cocktails Ring

'Tis the Friday before Christmas and all through the house, there's still work to be done with a wireless mouse.  But even with all the hustle and bustle of the season, there's time yet for happy hour and time well spent with friends and family.  And since no good holiday story ever began over a… Continue reading Bells On Cocktails Ring

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Deep Dishes in Chicago

  It is a good thing that we walked so much on this vacation because I ate so much!  Chicago has no shortage of good eats from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and wine. Here are a few suggestions from the places we visited on this trip. Ice cream and more:   Firecakes Donuts-… Continue reading Deep Dishes in Chicago

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A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

If you’re where I am this year, then you’ve only got gifts for half the folks on your list, and are currently in a cold sweat dreading a trip to the local mall. Never fear, here are some gift ideas that avoid the mall. Though you still may get into a fight over a parking… Continue reading A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving