My desire to indulge in some yoga came out after I witnessed the perfect family in India. Perfect kids, perfect Mother. I concluded that this must surely be a result of partaking in either a) dancing around the full moon naked, b) drinking lots of wine, or else 3) taking regular yoga classes.
I couldn’t do the first without being reported to the police by my teenagers, the second was proving impossible in India, and so that left the yoga. Something I’ve been threatening to do for years but have somehow always talked myself out of it. (more…)
Charleston is charming. It is crammed with cobblestone alleyways, steeped in history and the pastel-painted houses with their window boxes and shutters have been restored beautifully. But what about when the sun goes down? Are there any unique things to do in Charleston SC at night? (more…)
Anyone who reads this blog will know that we are currently on our world trip our first stop being Fort Lauderdale in Florida. And what better way to see Fort Lauderdale than by taking one of the many tours. Me, hair flying back in the wind, a glass of wine in hand, children laughing maniacally at the fact that there is no wifi. I could see it all.
If you are a regular reader you will also know that we are on a super tight budget. If we (more…)
Before you begin the process of renting your house to another family, shifting your whole life into the loft so that you can live out your latest dream and travel the world for a year with your family, you will wrongly assume that you are living a sort of normal, clean, unattached life.
You will have this illusion that possessions mean nothing to you, that you’re a hippy chic that could wipe around her relatively clean and tidy house with a bleachy cloth and be out of the door and on the next plane to Florida before the sun sets.
And oddly enough, other people will have this misconception of you too.
They will come round to your house for dinner, see a clean on the surface house but will never be allowed to venture into the bedrooms. They may see a dog that has just been walked and so doesn’t sit there with her teeth chattering when someone picks up her ball.
Or they might see kids that have just been rollicked and warned that if they get the phone out at dinner, there will be hell to pay. And finally, they will see a husband and wife that always seem so relaxed and chilled but who actually downed half a bottle of rum before you arrived.
You and I have a lot in common. Let’s be friends. (more…)
Being on a budget in New Zealand doesn’t mean you can’t spend your days soaking and relaxing like a millionaire.
Hidden treasures in any tourist destination are not hard to find if you know where to look. If you’re looking for family-friendly natural hot springs in New Zealand, Rotorua has two of the best. One will cost you very little, and the other (more…)