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What I've Been Up To

March 4th, 2016 at 12:46 pm

It's been a lovely few weeks in Londontown, punctuated by a trip to Nice with my girlfriends. I'm really trying to relish every single moment. It's going to be tough to go back to real life in six weeks.

Amazingly Nice didn't cost too much. It's off season, and I shared a room with my Minnesota girlfriends who flew over to join me. Six nights with breakfast and a balcony overlooking the Med cost less than $300 each. With the flight under $100 (thanks to my BA Avios), and the wonderful bus system there, it was just dinners and some misc. spending. We went back to Eze on a day trip, also Villefranche and the fabulous Rothschild villa and gardens, and Antibes and Vence all on the bus. A seven-day bus pass cost 15 Euros (less than $20), and with the enormous breakfast buffet, we rarely ate lunch--just coffee or wine and pastry.

I've had two no-spend days since coming home Sunday, but am off to the National Theatre tonight and will have dinner there too. Next week my students are coming here for dinner ( I think), so there will be a little more grocery spending. They are such super-nice girls; my best group ever.

They were in Scotland while I was in France, and one of the California students slipped at a castle and had a compound leg fracture. She's still in the hospital there. Ugh.

In my very charmed life, I'm trying to decide whether to go to Rome next weekend with a friend. Hotel and airfare is about $500, but I came home with a cold and I'm kind of tired. I'm also fretting a little about money--though I don't think I've spend much--certainly less than in previous years. May all decisions be so nice. I'll post a photo from Eze--a hilltown outside of Nice.

7 Responses to “What I've Been Up To”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Wow. That photo is stunning.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    You've got the life!

  3. snafu Says:

    Is it Penny wise, Pound foolish to pass on a trip to Rome? What's the weather like there, at the end of the 1st week of March? I wish my 'crystal ball' had been clearer when I 'passed' [3 semesters in a row] on opportunities to visit famous resorts in China . I blithely told the university's staff travel agent I'd go 'next year.' Who's have guessed a heart attack would set me back on my keister!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That picture is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing! And wonderful to hear it was so inexpensive too!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Oh so jealous. Frown

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Go to Rome please. Smile I want to live vicariously through you. Big Grin

  7. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Can't wait to see Rome. What is going to happen to the student who broke her leg?

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