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Just For The Grownups: Ragdale Hall

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a day at a local spa.  It wasn’t a “spa” spa, but a fancy beauty salon that offered massages and such.  It was amazing, and I raved for months.  Years.

I thought that was the best gift ever, until my husband gave me the gift of a day at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa in England.   I have never been so relaxed, so comfortable, and so happy.   By the end of the day, I was contemplating whether I could live there if I didn’t need a house, or a car, or to buy clothes (spa robe!) or buy food.  Since that isn’t realistic, I’ve been planning a return trip very, very soon. Continue reading Just For The Grownups: Ragdale Hall

Great Britain Friends and Family Railcards

£10 off the regular £30 one year Friends and Family Railcard, online only, unti 24 February 2014.  Use promotional code WEB10.  More information at website.

If you are going to do any family train travel in Great Britain, you absolutely must buy a Friends and Family Railcard.  It will save you loads of money, sometimes even paying for itself on the first trip.


Pretty much anyone can buy a Friends and Family Railcard – you don’t have to be a family.   Heck, you don’t even need to be friends! Continue reading Great Britain Friends and Family Railcards