Month Eleven (Status Report, Pt. 2)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project I couldn't cover all of my status report on Month Eleven’s resolution of engaging in leisure in one post (see Month 11 pt. 1), so I'm continuing where I left off, at the end of the second term. The weekend after Term II officially ended, we had planned a coach tour …

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Globe Guide + Much Ado Review

The Globe Theatre, in case you're unaware, was the playhouse where William Shakespeare wrote and performed with the Lord Chamberlain's Men--lead by Richard Burbage. If you've seen Shakespeare in Love than you've got all this down pat. What stands today, of course, is not the original establishment. The original was constructed in 1599, but burned down in …

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Month Eleven (Status Report)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project Needless to say, Month Eleven’s resolution (from back in July) of engaging in leisure went magnificently. How could it do anything else? The classes alone were well worth all the head-and-heartache. Check out the classes I took each term (two week periods). Term I-- Shakespeare's kings: King Lear and The Tempest; England …

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Lost in the Country: Windsor, Bath, & Stonehenge

For our second weekend in Cambridge, we booked a day excursion to Windsor, Bath, and Stonehenge. Emeline and I are huge Austen fans so Bath was a must. Hannah was dying to go to Stonehenge because of her Pagan faith. And I really wanted to see at least one castle.   The one we booked …

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Lost in the Country: The Cliffs of Moher

We booked our excursion to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher along the Wild Atlantic Way with Wild Rover Tours via Viator for $57 per person. Viator is a great way to connect with local tours and attractions, but beware--while they have tickets for just about everything, not all will actually save you money. For …

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Restaurant Guide: Murray’s

We wanted to dine at an authentic local pub and we passed Murray’s Bar & Grill on our way back from exploring Grafton Street, so we made plans to come back after our sorely needed naps. From the outside, it looked to be the perfect balance between sketchy and uptown. In 1908, Grandma Murray opened Murray’s Pub at …

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Restaurant Guide: The Orchard & the Green Man

By way of Grantchester Meadows, we walked to The Orchard Tea Garden for a leisurely brunch after our outing to London the previous day. The Orchard is practically a right of passage to all Cambridge students and rightly so. Famous visitors include: Stephen Hawking (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in The Theory ofEverything), Alan Turing (portrayed by Benedict …

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