Tag: London

How To Enjoy London On A Budget

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Back in November, my family took a vacation to England. In the past few years, we’ve struggled through a financial difficulties, and 2012 was the first time we were able to save money and begin paying off some debts. We decided about 6 months before we left that we wanted to go to London for […]

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Bullock Family Christmas Card 2012

One hundred Christmas cards are in the mail, but I couldn’t send them to everyone. So instead, I’m posting it online for all my readers to see. Don’t you feel lucky? I failed to write a Christmas letter to go along with our cards, so I’ll give a little update on what our family has […]

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London: Coming Home

We packed up our suitcases and checked out of our hotel around 10 am. We spent a little time in the Business Centre checking flight loads again, and coming up with more contingencies. We got a breakfast croissant at the kiosk in the Tube station, made with delicious ham and emmental cheese. We scrounged together […]

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London: Day Three

Saturday was our “touristy” day. We had a lot to see, and only one day to do it in. We grabbed breakfast and lunch from Tesco, and headed for the Tube. We started at Buckingham Palace. We arrived 45 minutes before the Changing of the Guards. After about 10 minutes, the crowds were so unruly […]

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London: Day Two

This is the map to the Underground. If only more cities had a system this organized… The tube kept us from having to drive around and make sense of all the roundabouts and people driving on the other side of the road. I probably would have killed us if I just drove out onto the […]

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London: Day One

Emma picked us up and we drove back to her village. Her children Harry and Jack were getting ready for school. I brought a bunch of American candy for her family (Mike and Ikes, Fruit Roll Ups, Sugar Babies, Dots, Hershey Kisses, US KitKat) as well as the Great Harvest Popeye Bread. Emma offered me […]

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London: En Route

Since our trip to London has so many details and pictures I want to post, I figured that I would split if up into sections so it won’t take so long to post about the trip. Now for part one: Getting there! I spent the evening before I left frantically packing. I went to the […]

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London: The Short Story

Cheers! It’s me blogging from London! Just a quick list of what Taylor and I have done in the London area:Met up with my bloggy friend Emma (twice)Piccadilly CircusHyde Park (including Princess Diana memorial fountain)Harrod’sScience MuseumBuckingham PalaceBig Ben (Houses of Parliament)Westminster AbbeySt. Paul’s Cathedral (all 600 stairs to the top!)Tate ModernThames River CruiseTrafalgar SquareLOTS of […]

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Tetris Packing Skills

I just wanted to show off my suitcase – All those years of Tetris pay off in moments like this. This is a 20 inch carry-on, the biggest I can bring on board with me without checking luggage. I’m impressed with how much I was able to fit in this time: two sweaters, two pairs […]

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