Our coronavirus diary – day four

Friday is usually my day off, so at least I wasn’t juggling work and the kids. The morning went really well and my very brief dabble in teaching 14 years ago, certainly helped. We decided to make a scrapbook of our coronavirus experience. We talked about our feelings and how…

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Our coronavirus diary – day three

So, day three… All started well. The kids were great, we stuck to the timetable, I got quite a bit of work done and all was good. I even got the kids setting up their own tuck shop, which they have to run ltogether ike a business. I felt like…

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Our coronavirus diary – day two

Day two of working from home started pretty well. Managed to get everyone up, dressed, fed and even made the beds before walking the kids to school with the dog. Was back at 9am ready for our team video call. Had a really productive morning and definitely felt much more…

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Our coronavirus diary – day one

So, the world appears to have gone crazy. We’re currently in the middle of a virus pandemic that has spread across the world from China. In the past few weeks, cases of the virus (known as has the coronavirus Covid-19)have rapidly increased and over the past week the government has…

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Five benefits of weekly workouts

How often do you get home from work and have no intention of doing anything except sleep? You’re tired, you’re worn down mentally and all you want is your bed and a fluffy pillow. If someone suggested to you that working out was a good idea, they’d likely be told…

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Ikos Aria, Kos

After hearing so many amazing things about Ikos resorts, we paid a visit to the newest resort Ikos Aria in Kos during October half term.. Here’s what we thought. Our children now have a two week half-term holiday in October, so we thought it provided the perfect opportunity to go…

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Planning for unexpected financial costs when you …

Not all unexpected events are negative ones, generally, the big ones that affect your financial future can have some negative surprises. Having the possibility of unexpected financial hardship when you have a family can leave you feeling anxious, you may need to rethink about how you manage your finances and…

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Travelling with children: the things you need …

When it comes to travelling with children, you want to make sure that they not only have a good time, but they learn as much as possible about the world around them. With an ever-increasing reliance on technology, getting out and about and experiencing the real world with their own…

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Six things you can do for your …

There is no time in your child’s life more bittersweet than the time for them to fly the nest. You’ve raised them for this particular part of life, but that doesn’t make it easier. Any parent feels both joy and sadness that their child is mature enough, ready enough to…

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How to travel with a big family

Travel can be an absolute nightmare when you have a particularly large family, as taking an airplane to your destination is generally an extremely expensive venture that you may not be able to afford, and the general stress of having to look after so many people in a new environment…

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How to show your children the magic …

One of the most beautiful gifts we can give to ourselves is the gift of travel. Travel can offer so much more than most people realise and is often overlooked for its educational benefits. Travel can offer insights into the culture and be an eye-opening experience for anybody. With travel…

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