July was an expensive month! A great month for what we did together but some long time coming spending came to bite us. It was also the 1 year blog anniversary – I hope you’ve enjoyed reading.
We’ve just booked our ski holiday for 2020 at a cost of £2,600. How does this stack up as far as frugality goes? Continue reading “Ski holiday 2020 booked! FIRE & Snow”
I was at the airport a few weeks ago and got to see hoards of school kids jetting off for their Easter holidays. Some were with full school club regalia. What happened to uncomfortable coach trips to local educational history parks? Nowadays school trips tend to be to anywhere. I saw one school group with matching hoodies going on a water polo trip to Norway, a Danish school trip to play hockey in Scotland and of course, lots of ski trips from the UK to the Alps.
Come on kids – it’s not like there’s skiing in Scotland? Continue reading “Jet-setting childhood expectations: are parents setting their kids up for disappointment?”
Last weekend, the Lady and I were sitting at home enjoying a quiet Saturday morning after the busy Christmas and New Year holidays. It’s one of the favourite times for me, when there’s a bit of peace and quiet and no need to rush off somewhere.
I hear the postman drop off the mail and in the bundle of bills and letters was a lovely glossy brochure for family ski holidays for 2020. And like a fool I opened it and proceeded to have a look with the Lady. We can’t ski this year with the Little Lady being so young, but we can always go in 2020 and before that we can dream… Continue reading “Fire & Ice: the cost of family holidays”