Renting an Apartment is Better than a Hotel when Traveling

Renting an apartment or house can give you more space and bang for your buck than a hotel room when traveling with your family or a small group of people. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links… Many years ago I used to own a timeshare. I am not going to go into the pros and cons of owning a timeshare, or whether you should get one or not. This can be a whole other long post. What I do what to share is this: It was fantastic to able to stay in one to two bedroom apartments with

Quick Non-Spicy Chicken, Spinach and Chickpeas Curry

Hi again! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We LOVE Meal Planning! For the third year our family or I am to be exact, is still going strong with the meal plan. Meal planning has not only saved us money but it has also helped us from wasting too much raw material. I have also quit our weekly veg delivery service. I tried really hard to work my recipes around the box content (that I’ve customised) but it was still limiting and I ended up giving away or throwing a bit of the content away. Right now we’re

Hello Poppy!

A couple years ago our dog, Shady, passed away. She was 13 or 14 years old (she was adopted and the vet wasn’t sure how old Shady was when she was found). Shady was hubby’s dog and if Shady was a human being, he’d have married her long before he met me. Hubby and Shady, when possible, went everywhere together. When we’re lounging about or on the bed, Shady would lay as close as possible to hubby. Shady loved me but it wasn’t the same. Remember the Annie scene where she called Sandy’s name for the first time? If that

Favourite Local Footpath

Do you know the secret to always fitting into your favourite jeans? Get an active dog and walk her every other day at least! Poppy is a Border Collie and Boxer mix – how the mix came about was an accident I was told. She’s sweet like a Boxer but very alert and active like a Collie. Poppy is just 10.5-months-old and all she wants to do is play or walk all day long! She’s not overwhelming, we can tell her to sit or lay down, but if we can throw her toy or ball for hours at a time, she’d

Classroom Teddy

Going through my photos in my attempt to clean up my hard drive, I found this little number that I’ve never posted. To those with at least a school age child… Has your child ever been given a class teddy to take home over the weekend or a school holiday? When Jovie was in reception, kindergarten in the US, her teacher asked her to bring Spud home for the week. For a 4-years-old (UK children starts school the year they turn five. Jove’s a June baby so she started full-time school just a few months after her fourth birthday) this