Time Traveller – Disneyland Paris 2009….

But Pluto gets a kiss....

This week I'm joining in with Marianne and her fantastic Time Traveller linky and I'm going to share one of our pre-blog holidays with you.  We used to travel quite a lot when the kids were younger and even more so before we had them as I was a travel agent when I was younger and we took full advantage of the holiday freebies I was offered. I've got boxes of holiday photos in the garage and Miss Frugal and I often like to sit and look through them and there's so many that I could have chosen to share today but I chose this one because it's my happiest holiday memory. Disneyland Paris … [Read more...]

Our Day at the Dogs Trust….

our day with the dogs trust

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited along for a bit of a VIP tour of our local Dogs Trust centre in Darlington.  Miss Frugal was ridiculously excited about the day as she loves the Dogs Trust and regularly sends me emails of dogs that she's found on their site that she thinks will make a good friend for Buddy, our little Bichon Frise. The Dogs Trust centre was very different to what I was expecting and I wanted to share a little of our experience with you today but to more than that, I want to inspire you to pop along to your own local Dogs Trust centre or even better, to sponsor a … [Read more...]

7 Ways to save money on travelling in the UK….

7 Ways to Save Money When You're Travelling in the UK!

We've had some lovely holidays abroad with the kids when they were younger but after our last holiday abroad we decided to stick to holiday's a little closer to home for a few years. The older the kids get, the more of a struggle it is to keep them protected from the sun when all they want to do is play in the pool all day.  They're so fair skinned that they catch the sun very easily and even the most expensive sun tan lotions need frequent top ups which means that I can't relax as much as I'd like to and they get fed up of me constantly smothering them.  I'm not being overly dramatic here … [Read more...]

Are you a camper or a glamper….

Are you a  CAMPER  or a  GLAMPER

We went camping a few years ago and had an amazing weekend - we barbecued, played family rounders, had a couple of great trips out, had water fights and in general, had some good old fashioned family fun.  It was so much fun and amazing value for money considering it cost less than £40 for all of us to over the long Bank Holiday weekend. The one thing I wasn't keen on though were the nights and I can honestly say that I got hardly any sleep between two wriggling children, a snoring husband whose snores seem to be magnified 10x in the great outdoors and various trips to the toilets … [Read more...]