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Year of Adventure

Creative Ways to get a Frugal British Adventure

Creative, Frugal, British!

This year, I have challenged myself to A Year of Adventure!  I’m looking to have big & small adventures, frual & probably a few expensive, close to home & hopefully a few far from home!

This week I was wanting a “far from home” adventure, but time & budget demanded a change of attitude!  So, with that in mind, kids and mom in tow, we headed off to Mount Dora and had a little bit of British in our own backyard!

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Our proper British host at the Windsor Rose Tea Room

Britain in our Own Backyard

I remembered in the Celebrate Jane Austen article I wrote that there are several British Tea Houses fairly close to home.  So, with a little research on the internet, we decided to try the Windsor Rose Tea Room in Mount Dora, Florida.

Mount Dora is a short 30 minute ride from our home, so geographically, budget-wise and time-wise it hit the mark!

We had intended to try the Windsor Rose’s high tea, but when we got there decided on lunch.  The menu is fabulous!  Here’s a look at what we devoured:

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Tomato, Bacon and Spinach Quiche for me!  It was a special for the day ~ and it was delicious!


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My son got the Steak & Mushroom Pie. He couldn’t wait long enough for me to take the picture, lol!


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My daughter got their traditional English Cottage Pie! Even though my meal was delicious – I was envious!


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My mom got an Asian Sesame Shrimp Salad. She didn’t leave any, so I’m thinking it was pretty good, too 🙂


Lessons Learned

  • With a little creativity, patience and research there are closer-to-home ways to explore the world!
  • Times with kids, mom and grandma are precious and worth savoring!
  • Never underestimate a teenagers appetite 🙂
  • While expensive adventures are fun, creative, frugal adventures are too!


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