Category Archives: Around The World

I’m Going To London!

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Only 6 days until I leave for London! I can’t wait!! I bought this flat iron at Boots the first time I went to London, 6 years ago. I had my travel converter, but my flat iron from the States still managed to blow out the power in my ENTIRE hotel, eeeeek, that was really embarrassing :/

This trip means a lot to me. I’m taking my son who’s 17 and my daughter who is 20. I’ve never taken my son out of the country before, and Sara and I can’t wait to share our love of England with him! I hope Ben’s experience in England will change his life and perspective on his life as it did for my daughter and I. πŸ™‚

San Jose State University

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Go Spartans! My daughter had to take a test over the week-end, prior to the semester starting, so my son and I went with her, and walked around campus. The SJSU campus has both a High-Tech and an old world feel. Mixed with new, shiny buildings, you will find some of the original buildings. SJSU was founded in 1857, San Jose State is the oldest institute of higher education, not just in California, but on the entire West Coast! Can you tell that I’m a proud mommy? πŸ™‚

Using Westminster Chimes, the clock belts out the same tones as it’s big brother, Big Ben in London!

Read more: San Jose State University (SJSU) Introduction and Academics – San Jose, CA http://sanjose.stateuniversity.com/?gclid=COvBo9PT1L8CFUiGfgodbxYAeQ#ixzz382Wmp7Jd

Tube Map Of The Best Coffee Shops In London

Oh, how exciting this is! I admit, I am a coffee snob. I always bring my own coffee with me when I travel, yes, I am that bad, LoL! I came across this London “coffee” map online. This is really going to help me for my trip! My son is also a coffee connoisseur, he will appreciate this as well. Although I’m American, I’m not a big fan of Starbucks. The coffee’s are either too strong or they pump them up with syrup and creamers.
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One place I’m looking forward to is Costa Coffee. Everything on their menu looks fantastic. Look at these beautiful pictures! Oh my!
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If you’re traveling to London, and you’re a coffee hound like me, this map may be a valuable tool for you. Life is too short to drink bad coffee. I will let you know what I found and what I liked when I return from my trip.
Keep Calm and Coffee On!
Cheers πŸ™‚
Audrey~

How Safe Are We Really?

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Flying is one of my favorite things to do! I love the hustle & bustle of airports, the excitement of people going to see loved one’s or going on a trip of a lifetime. I love the sound of the suitcase wheels rolling against the ground.

This was just a quick trip to Anaheim for the week-end. It doesn’t matter how many times I have flown, I always love looking out the window and take pictures. As I was snapping away taking photo’s, I noticed a screw missing on the right engine, see picture above. Hmmmmm, interesting. Probably not an issue, but how do I know for sure? I’m sure the pilot and crew are not going to fly a plane that is mechanically compromised, right?

I know there is a check list of sorts between flights. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an employee do a walk-a-round the airplane for a quick look. I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong. The area missing the screw is a panel, that moves backwards to slow down the plane upon landing. Kind of important. Obviously the flight was fine, the landing was fine as well, but that missing screw doesn’t didn’t sit right with me.

Really Cool Art!

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I came across this huge painting in the basement of an antique store. It was a bit creepy down there, but then I saw this beauty!

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This piece is actually a print, set inside the frame with glass on the top.

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The thing that caught my eye is what’s on top of the glass. It’s like they took “scribbles” and highlighted some area’s on the outside of the glass, to give it a really cool 3D effect.

Book Stop-Shop and Swap!

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I saw this and pulled over to take pictures. This is in Santa Cruz, CA.
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This is a relatively new thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area.
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Free books! You put one in and take one out, or vice versa. This amazing book case had adult books on the top………..
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And kid stuff on the bottom! This is the fanciest one I’ve seen. Typically they resemble more of an open bird house on a pole. Now that I know this one exists, I’m going to take some books over and maybe find one to read πŸ™‚ I’m sure these have been in other parts of the world long before we’ve had them here! Super cool though.

Bernie Mev Walking Shoes

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I have to blog these shoes! You don’t understand-these are the best thing since sliced bread! My girlfriend at work bought them for her very first trip to Europe (Yay! She’s there right now!), and as soon as I stuck my foot inside her shoe, I had to have them as well!!

Why does everyone love them? They weigh next to nothing, seriously!! You can dress them up, or dress them down with jeans or shorts. These are stretchy, comfortable, stylish, they come in other styles and colors too. They have a bit of a wedge heel, which I like. Walking in “flats” for too long, kills my back. I paid $59.00, which I would gladly pay again for a 2nd pair.

Remember when I took my niece to Disneyland in April? I wore these shoes the whole trip! They passed the “Disney” test, so I will be wearing these on my next trip to Disneyland this Friday, with my sis. I promise you, these shoes will not disappoint you. They gently hug your feet with a nice soft, yet supportive soul! And the little collar on the back of the shoe, doesn’t bother me in the least, and I am ultra sensitive to details like that.

I’m also wearing these when I volunteer at the hospital. They’re great for running around as well as standing for long periods of time. Every time I wear these shoe’s, I sell at least a pair! To date, I have sold 12 pairs to both co-workers and strangers πŸ™‚

Click on the link to DSW. You can also find them on Amazon and other shoes stores, but DSW has the best prices I’ve seen.
http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/search/?q=Bernie%20Mev%20for%20Women&productRef=SEARCH&segment=FEMALE&brand=Bernie%20Mev&page=1&last=brand