The last time I looked there were still 24 hours in a day. To my knowledge no-one has reduced it to nine. Yet talk to people and they all agree, time seems to be shrinking. It’s becoming rationed. No time for this, no time for that. I find myself struggling to find the time to be:
- A competent teacher,
- A kind and loving mother, who can be taken out in public.
- A calm and not too frantic wife
- A good friend who doesn’t blog about her besties.
- A dog poo picker upper.
- The scrubber of all things dirty.
- The sergeant major of all orders and jobs.
- The taxi driver (an unpaid one)
These past few months have found me particularly time starved. Probably due to both kids being at Mary Poppins rehearsals which opens in July, Brian getting busy at work, and me, trying to do everything and be everywhere. (more…)
It is often assumed that if you are going to travel with the whole family, you are unlikely to have a good time or be able to relax and enjoy yourselves. But the truth is that no matter how bad it might seem to get, there are always ways to improve it, and done right the experience of travelling with children in tow can be enormously exciting and rewarding. Of course, it does require a particular way of approaching things, and it means that you need to be able to be prepared for what might lie ahead. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the things you might want to consider in order to ensure that you make travelling with the family as easy as possible – and avoid the headaches.
With a tropical climate and multicultural population, the island city-state of Singapore is diverse, interesting and certainly one to have on your travel bucket list. (more…)
When you set out travelling, you actually set out to see some of the world. There will be times where you get stuck on a plane or can for hours on end just watching the same landscape, or clouds, float by. And where at first everything is so thrilling, after a while fields just look like fields. Seeing the world isn’t just about visiting famous monuments or ticking countries off your list, it’s about experiencing the different cultures, getting involved in local events and celebrations, and taking time to see the place you’re in. So how do you make sure that you actually see the places you’re visiting? (more…)
Life can be stressful at the best of times. When the everyday routine repeats into an endless loop of dullness and deadlines, it can be tricky for your family to grow strong together. You might think that you just need a holiday to recharge your batteries, but it isn’t always enough. (more…)