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UK Planning and Spending

May 30th, 2017 at 01:56 am

We had our planning meeting with our daughter's BFF's family on Saturday night to talk through England planning. I think her mom really wants to join us! But it's all systems go--and I booked flights Sunday, and after looking at hotel prices in London, booked a two-bedroom airbnb for six nights instead. The airbnb also gives us plenty of options for breakfasts in, access to laundry facilities, and other meal options. It's a self-contained flat with a full kitchen etc. And--it's in my old neighborhood in London so I know the shops and transport very well. I thought about exploring a new part of the city, but finding a two-bedroom with three beds for under $200/night was a triumph. Now, of course, the girls want a day trip to Paris. DH would prefer to have a day to himself in London, maybe with his brother or BFF, so we'll trade off who has the girls so I can have the following day with my London colleagues.

Real life also progresses here. I spent more than I wanted to at the garden center, as usual. We spent Saturday clearing the raised beds and doing lots of weeding and chopping. I also drove DD to Half Price Books where happily we bought nothing and got $12 for her outgrown books. I'm making several boxes for the upcoming garage sale. Lots of things can go. Plenty to do!

7 Responses to “UK Planning and Spending”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    When are you going to be in the UK?

  3. My English Castle Says:

    late july-mid-August Monkey Mama. I promised you travel tips or lists, didn't I?
    Remind me of how old your boys are and I'll get on it.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    MEC, Yes, you did! Big Grin We aren't taking the kids though. Just adults. It sounds like we probably leave after you return. (We fly out August 19th). We are staying near the Tower of London.

  5. bluesfemme Says:

    Not sure if you're thinking train for Paris. But I signed up for the Eurostar mailing list when we did London Brugge - they have specials at times, which can equate to not having to wait around at airports! I much prefer trains for European travel 😊. PS: jealous 😁​ - won't be getting back til next year.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks, bluesfemme. Already booked Eurostar!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    sounds like a fun trip!

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