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Almost NS Day

June 12th, 2017 at 02:01 pm

I almost got through the day with no spending, but then buckled down to reserve something for our last two days in the UK. We want to be near friends in Windsor so booked something in Maidenhead/Taplow. It has been a challenge to find something private enough for the four of us under $200/night. We had a lazy day; I watered the garden, did some laundry, and we watched the Tonys and read. I also made my first three Mason jar salads for lunch and cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot to keep the house cool. We'll see how the salad lunches go!

MonkeyMama--my next post is for you!

2 Responses to “Almost NS Day”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Mason jars are such a handy invention!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    MEC, I don't know if it was because we booked further ahead or what, but we were able to negotiate hotel prices.

    I don't know that I would have asked, but my husband kept finding super crazy low rates on sites like Expedia. When I made very clear I was not booking our hotel abroad through one of those sites, he would e-mail and ask if they could match the price. In every case they told him the expedia prices were like typos or they didn't include taxes (though said it was included) and all the many reasons I told him I Was NOT booking that way. BUT, then the hotel would always offer a substantial discount. Never hurts to ask!

    {The hotel we booked is $2,100 right now for 10 days, for an apartment with kitchen and clothes washer. We paid $1,600. 24% savings, just for making an inquiry by e-mail}.

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