Friday, May 5, 2017

Budapest City Break Photo Journal

Matt and I would probably travel full time if we could.  Alas, we have to work to be able to afford to travel.  If only we could win the lottery.   So city breaks are sometimes our only outlet.  As often possible, we leave on a Friday night and explore a new city for the weekend.  Our general criteria is a direct flight of less than 3 hours and good value for money.  That's pretty easy to do from London, tons of options.  I'm planning a future post of our favorite city breaks as well as some tips.  We're still settling in from the move  and I'm leaving for Texas on Monday. So for now I'll just post some of the photos from our Budapest city break.  (If I call it a "photo journal" will you forgive me for not writing much?)

Budapest City Break

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Six Things About Me - Updated

When I first started blogging, I joined such a special little community.  This was before it became such a business.  Most of us were just finding our way and had no idea what SEO, DA or MOZ meant.  Follow links and Google Analytics meant nothing.  Just pick a pretty template, start writing and connecting.  We all had a blog roll in our sidebar featuring our favorite blogger friends.  We sent each other awards and shared guests posts.  All without expecting a fee.  It seemed so much more interactive than now.   I miss those days, don't you?  Linkys, blogs hops and questionnaires.  There was one called "Six Things About Me" that made the rounds.  I think because of the personal nature, it's still one of my most read posts.  I revisited it recently and decided to do a little update.  



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gloucester Cathedral & City Break

Not all city breaks require a trip to the airport, right?  Sometimes a road trip is in order and England has plenty to see and do.  Gloucester offers a cathedral, a city center and a revitalized Victorian port to explore.  It's only a 2.5 hour drive from London so it's an easy one.  Gloucester is in Gloucestershire, neither of which is pronounced like it looks.  Kind of like Worcestershire sauce.  It's "glaw-ster"  and the county is pronounced kind of like "glaw-sta-sher".  Matt will probably tell me this is still completely wrong because of the American accent in the mix, but it's close enough.

Gloucester, England City Break