Tag: OMG England

People Buy Houses for Weird Reasons

People Buy Houses for Weird Reasons

On Christmas vacation we watched a lot of HGTV. My mother-in-law is particularly fond of shows like House Hunters, where couples are presented with three houses that suit their purchasing desires and choose which they want to buy. Presumably they look at more houses off camera, but that’s the scope of the show. Personally, I …

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Saying Farewell

Saying Farewell

The British Museum is huge. You’d probably have to live in London to see the whole thing. Even then, I wonder if anyone ever feels like they saw everything the museum has to offer. We were members for just shy a year and we tried to see as much as we could in the time …

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Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe

I have always loved theatre, though I have no talent for it. I took one drama class in high school and it convinced me I’m better at writing stories than acting them out. But I still love to attend theatre productions. I also have a fondness for Shakespeare, so it goes without saying that visiting …

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One Last Special Exhibit

One Last Special Exhibit

By the time we returned to Edinburgh for our last hurrah, we knew we were going to miss the Ming Dynasty exhibit at the British Museum. We were still members at the time it debuted but, alas, we were on the other side of the world. Lucky for us, the National Scottish Museum had unveiled …

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Blessed Holiday Season

Blessed Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again! I still can’t believe it. 2015 passed in the blink of an eye! We’re off to visit family and celebrate the holidays for the next three weeks. In the mean time, feel free to peruse the archives. There’s plenty to keep you entertained ;) If you’d like to read …

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Upon our return to Edinburgh for an overnight stay, we solved many of the mysteries from our first visit. We stayed in a small guest house located across a couple diplomatic residences (for when foreign dignitaries visit). Our first stop was Calton Hill, and its many monuments we had glimpsed from afar. By that time, …

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The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

One of our most anticipated stops on our return trip to York was the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. It is a medieval-style building originally constructed in 1357 and remains the largest timber-framed building still standing in the UK. Though still used by the Merchant Adventurers’ for meetings and social activities, it mostly serves as a museum …

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