• Virus loans

    Vivus loans – a solution?

    September is the second most expensive part of the year for my family(just after Christmas). The girls start school and nursery so new uniforms and supplies for both need to be bought. Plus this is the month when we pay our insurances as well…private pensions and the girls college fund. So it is expensive month when you think that on top of all that we have all the usual bills to as well. So what should one parent do? Borrow from family or apply for short term loans? Sometimes is really hard to manage the budget to fit everything in and if we didn’t manage to save any money during…

  • Kitchen Nook

    A mother’s guide to making space in the home

    Taking care of the family and the home is always a lot of fun, but one issue that I am sure is familiar to all parents is how to make the most of whatever space we have in the home. And so I thought that I would compile a little list of some of the best ways that I’ve managed to create a little extra space by using ottoman beds, going vertical and implementing special space-saving zones. Zonal living It’s a weird concept but I’ve found that if I divide a room into different zones it can make everything seems a lot more ordered, less confusing and therefore a lot…

  • Barbie shoes

    Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

    Christmas is two months away but I am the kind of parent that likes to be prepared so I already started to look for presents for my girls and for close friends. My husband thinks I exaggerate but I just don’t like buying overpriced toys and gifts. Instead I buy toys, face creams, jewellery and whatever else I need when they are severely reduced in the sales period or from websites like The Works that always have reduced prices. Believe me it is better for your pocket to do so and it saves a lot of time and rushing around in December. Plus my eldest list for Christmas is just…

  • Changing work patterns

    The way people work today changes more and more. The 9-5 Monday to Friday are no longer the usual especially for new parents. Some give up work all together because the childcare is just way too expensive to afford working, some look for options to work from home , other cut their hours and work part-time. As you know I kind of work from home at the moment although I am on the lookout for a more stable work opportunity. My husband is working away and has a lot to lose when it comes to family life. But it’s what we have to do at the moment. I would’ve love…

  • #TeamHonk Digital Card From Tanzania – Meet Joyce

    I am sure you all remember my last year post when I was telling you about Team Honk amazing job in Ghana. Team Honk – Tanya, Penny and Annie with the helped of lots of other fellow bloggers done an amazing job last year and raised lots of money for the Comic Relief Charity. This year it all gone super big an amazing! I am sure you all already know about the amazing team of 200 bloggers that carry a baton all the way through UK – 600 miles in only 6 weeks. I am really sorry I couldn’t joined them but unfortunately I am out of UK at the…

  • The best for our home

    Building a home is a great thing. I enjoy decorating it more than anything else. In the last couple of months we bought lots of things for the home! Some they are already in some are due to arrive in a couple of weeks. Although our home is in Romania (in UK we just cant afford it at the moment) we are still ordering the best from online shops in UK. Believe it or not sometimes things can be more expensive in Romania although the salaries here are a lot smaller than in UK. This is why we boughts the tiles and the shower from UK. Things like electricts we…