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London (March 2014)

The Gherkin, London

My trip to London this week is more to visit with family and friends than anything else, but I did get to nip into Borough Market this morning + view the nearby Gherkin and Shard. The food selection at the market is wonderful, and very tempting, but it is expensive and so I kept my purse firmly in my bag!

After being South of the river for a short time I then caught the tube up to the Kings Road to run a few errands.

To keep costs down, food on this trip will be very simple. I’m not sure if we’ll even go out for dinner at all. Last night we just grabbed a takeaway pizza (from Ask), and ate it in our room.

Spending Tuesday
- £4.15 Coffee + Cake! (Starbucks)
- £7.00 Pizza (Ask)

Have you been to London? What’s your favorite thing to do/see?

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I like making lists, and this one is by far my favourite.TRAVEL BUCKET LIST

I’ve had a life/travel list for what seems like ages. But just lately the wanderlust in me seems to be increasing.

At the moment I’m blaming it on my fast approaching 50th birthday (Milestone birthdays have a big effect on me – when I hit forty, I changed the way I was living practically overnight), so we shall see how this pans out. I’m not expecting that I’ll want to sell the house and backpack the world, but I might do something big and outside of my comfort zone.


+ See The Grand Canyon, Arizona
+ See Niagara Falls
+ Visit The Amalfi Coast
+ Go to Amsterdam
+ Go to Porto, Portugal
+ Go to Las Vegas
+ Go to San Francisco and see The Golden Gate
+ Go to Los Angeles
+ Go to Florence, Italy
+ Go to Seattle and visit The Space Needle
+ Go on an extended trip to New York (30 days)
+ Live in Portugal for an extended time
+ Take M on a surprise trip

Do you have a Travel Bucket List?
What place are you most looking forward to visiting?

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Lucerne June 2013 (#2)


It’s our last full day in Lucerne and we spent most of it just wandering around – you could never tire of the views here.

Spending Tuesday
- 10.70 Supermarket
- 15.60 Lunch
- 10.00 Water (x4)
- 21.60 Dinner

Spending Wednesday
- 7.00 Pastries!
- 7.00 Lunch
- 6.60  Coffee (One S Bucks Grande Cappuccino – yikes)
- 16.60 Gifts
- 8.00 Ice Creams
- 30.00 Dinner

(Today) we bought small gifts for the kids (Swiss chocolate of course), and then this evening we had dinner at the Lucerne version of Chipotle – Mexxx – which was very good.


Back home tomorrow! :(

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