Whenever you notice that you are growing irritable and fed up with work and your home, it might be time to take a step back, and think about what you can improve. January brings us all down, and we struggle with consolidating our finances, getting our new schedule organised, and even settling back in  work. A vacation in the winter can revitalise your mind and body, and help you see clearer about your future, career,… View Post

Last year we made the conscious decision that we weren’t going to take the children on a long haul family holiday. We had only been on one holiday previously with them, and in all honesty it had been a complete disaster.  However, almost 3 years later and we are seriously considering doing our first long haul family holiday, and to a place I’ve always wanted to visit – Mexico!  We have been doing some research… View Post

One of the biggest worries for new teachers, and even for some experienced teachers, is the arranging of educational visits.  There are so many instances reported in the news of educational visits that go tragically wrong and this can, understandably, make teachers feel concerned about taking children out of school.  However, it’s important to be aware that not only are these instances few and far between, but the very act of taking children on educational… View Post

When travelling with the little ones, there will definitely be a few things you’ll have to bring along with you to ensure their safety, as well as their enjoyment. Here are just seven suggestions that will make for an unforgettable and fun family holiday.Entertainment for the planeStop “are we there yet?” in its tracks by keeping the little ones occupied during the flight. Boredom can strike quickly when on the plane, and the longer the… View Post

Living in a new county has been eye opening for us.  For all of my life I have lived in the Home Counties, and really knew the area so well. We’d been pretty much everywhere and explored everything – nothing was new.  But when we moved up to Lincolnshire, suddenly there are exciting adventures everywhere!  We’ve been here for 6 months so far, but most of that time has either been Winter, or trying to… View Post