Running Away!

When I backpacked around the world in 1992 I returned to the UK 12 months later a stone or two heavier than when I departed! I think when I arrived in Australia after 5 months in SE Asia living on healthy rice & veg, the joy of being able to buy biscuits and chocolate somewhat got the better of me!

I’d like to avoid that on our family adventure!


Family Gap Year Insurance

Princess Eugenie in the Teenage Cancer Unit at...

Mugged in Cambodia

I am not sure I should write this as Mo might change her mind but our flights are booked! More

Unexpected Generosity

Green logo used from 1987-2010, still being us...

Yesterday I went to London to an exhibition at ExCel, it took 3 hours to get there with 7 stops. I did not see many smiling faces on my journey and even after rush hour I had to stand half of the way, perhaps the train has suddenly become popular with driving so expensive? Against this backdrop I had two encounters which brightened up my day:


We’re booked!

Cristo Redentor, statue on Corcovado mountain ...

So whilst my lovely workaholic hubby was blogging away earlier tonight, I was getting our 3 children to bed! But oh, he of little faith! Who needs to wait till tomorrow? I successfully booked our first flight using Avios miles and Amex BA companion vouchers – yes, we actually found availability! Thank you BA and thank you Amex! We’re headed to Rio de Janeiro on 11th July 2012! YAY!!! More

Being busy is like a drug

My name’s Martin and I’m a workaholic.


The Best Travel Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Best Travel Credit Cards

If you go on holiday and spend £1000 on your credit card any idea how much you pay in fees? I hadn’t a clue, hardly top of my list of priorities if you are going away for a few days. So off to Google and Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert who do a nice comparison. Ouch… More

Life is not a Dress Rehearsal

A friend died yesterday of cancer. He was in his forties and leaves a young family behind. I cannot begin to imagine what they have been through and our thoughts are with them.

Whilst we feel so very sad we should celebrate his life and what he gave to others.

Carpe diem

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