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Visit London 2012: Tips For Planning A Visit

Check out this guest post for tips on planning a visit to London in 2012 – during or even after the 2012 Summer Olympics. This is a Guest Post is by British Airways who fly directly from Seattle to London (I know, I’ve taken that particular flight, with my kids, many, many times in the Read the Rest…

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Ye Olde English Sweet Shoppe

Here’s a funny thing: I’ve no idea whether or not sweet shops (candy stores) such as the one pictured above ever existed in the U.S. or not. This Mr. Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe is in Falmouth, England. The jars of sweets, especially the boiled sweets, reminded me of the thrill of excitement my sisters and Read the Rest…

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All About Tulips At Eden Project

For Photo Friday today, I’m sharing my totally self-indulgent flower photos. Much easier to capture in the right pose than children will ever be 🙂 These photos were taken at the Mediterranean Biome of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK in March. By now, I hope you’ve been able to enjoy tulips blooming in your Read the Rest…

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Cheer for Earth Day with WEEE-Man

This is WEEE-Man. WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, waste which usually ends up in landfill but from which this seven-foot tall piece of artwork was constructed. His teeth are computer mice, his eyes the doors of front-loader washers. Within the structure there are kitchen appliances such as toasters and microwave ovens; large Read the Rest…

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Paddington Bear and Harry Potter Make The Day

We caught the 8:30am train from Truro to London Paddington. It seemed just wrong to pass through the station a second time without stopping for a photo of BigB, his bear and the statue of the eponymous bear. But, we weren’t all done with trains. We needed to get to St. Pancras for our (thankfully Read the Rest…

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Proposed Cornwall Trip Itinerary

Truro Cathedral, photo credit: Flickr I obsess about trip planning. There are times when I’ve been known to research a destination so deeply that I’m stymied by all the possible things to see and do when we get there. Inevitably, I find I need to step back, think about the goal of the trip whether Read the Rest…

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public transport options from heathrow to central london

I’ll be traveling to the U.K. in March, flying from Seattle to London Heathrow. Usually for us, Heathrow is a lay-over point where we connect to a flight to elsewhere in Europe. This time, however, we’ll be staying in the U.K. – visiting family, tasting pasties, and finding pixies in Cornwall. Picking up a rental Read the Rest…

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Novotel Tower Bridge Review

We had two days in London to catch up with siblings. I needed a reasonably-priced hotel room which would sleep four people comfortably. I was going a little nutty after a few days searching for something suitable when a friend recommended the Novotel hotel at Tower Bridge. I checked out the Novotel website, loved the Read the Rest…

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