Summer is Not Always Easy

I can never really work out whether I like summer or not. I hate the cold, so I find winter very hard. Summer is far nicer but it’s not all bliss either. The weather is temperamental, with heat waves, and torrential rain, and tropical storms alone if you’re lucky to be out of the range…

Seven steps to a large family holiday on a small budget

The Christmas school holidays have already begun for our family. We have eight weeks to rest and recover from a full and happy year. These holidays my priority is to create lots of family fun while spending as little as possible. We have five children aged 10 and under and like many larger families have to be careful about our spending. I wrote…