Swiss Sunday – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s Sunday and it’s time for a bit of Switzerland. Just something about this wonderful place that is so uplifting for the soul. Looking at the photos something occurred to me. How the varied architecture and buildings blends in perfectly with the stunning landscape. How many times these days do you see a potentially wonderful view ruined by an ugly inappropriate building. Not here in Switzerland. Like this:Like Loading… Posted in architecture, holidays, Hope, landscapes, Life, Mountains, Switzerland, The Alps,…

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Happy Death Day: Dark Harbor Celebrates Ten Years Of Terror – Single Dad, Parents Article

*** I was provided free tickets and express lane to the mazes, as well as access to the cabanas for the 2019 Dark Harbor.  While I was provided these amenities for free, all the thoughts expressed herein are my own.*** “If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.” – Mark Twain 10 years is a significant step in anything.  I remember when my daughter said she was turning the…

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Top up your summer spending money with these 4 simple saving tips #AD – Parenting Twins Article

We all know how great summer is. It’s all about spending time with the kids and making lots of happy memories and with most of us heading off on our holidays, it’s an exciting time of year for everyone. If you’re already working with a tight budget, then chances are that you’ve booked your holiday in advance and have probably paid it off, ready to enjoy – hassle free. However, many families still struggle with finding enough money to spend…

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Our Neilson Airone Italy Holiday – Parenting Twins Article

Back in 2015 (pre-children) we went to the Neilson Sivota site, and it was one of the best holidays we’ve ever been on. We always said they we’d love to do it again. We have received the newsletters ever since. Last year we noticed that new sites were opening in various locations. We kept looking up prices, but unlike other holiday companies, you pay for babies. It seemed really expensive, especially going from 2 to 4. Once the boys turned 2 we…

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Midlife Singlemum: Paradise On Earth – Single Mum, Parents Article

The view from our hike stroll. In the Bible, King Saul, Israel’s first King, led a charge against the Philistines at Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 28:4). The battle ends with the king falling on his own sword and Saul’s sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Melchishua being killed in battle (1 Samuel 31:1-4). Wikipedia At Gan HaMa’ayanotI call this one “10” 😋 Our Independence Day holiday – Day 2 took us to Paradise on Earth. (See Day 1 here.)Of course you have to earn your…

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Midlife Singlemum: Gan Garoo – Single Mum, Parents Article

The photo on the Reasons 2B Cheerful post on Saturday, mentioned Gan Garoo in the Beit She’an Valley. The valley is part of the Jordan Rift Valley that runs all the way down the Jordan River to the Dead Sea. Beit She’an is just south of the Sea of Galilee. I love this area of Israel. It’s where I spent a year on a kibbutz for my gap year and it’s absolutely beautiful in the spring. Luckily our Independence Day…

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Midlife Singlemum: R2BC – The Pesach Edition – Single Mum, Parents Article

We went to London for Pesach. I try to keep our travel plans off social media until we’ve returned home but it doesn’t usually work very well. Anyway, lots of reasons 2B cheerful from our holiday. And lots more R2BC from other bloggers over at Becky’s Lakes Single Mum. 1Seder Night We have two of them. Both a lot of fun. DD was in charge of making the place names for the table. The photo shows what she made for…

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Midlife Singlemum: Holiday Guilt – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sunburst from the Chihuly exebition at Kew Gardens Believe me, it’s a thing. It starts before the holiday with things to get done before we leave. Be up to date with work commitments (prep and grading), paperwork (taxes, paying bills, filing, etc…) and cleaning the apartment. The time gets shorter and shorter and we leave for our holiday with work unfinished, paperwork in a pile on the desk, and a whisk round the apartment with a lick and a promise.…

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Beaulieu Motor Museum – The Single Swan – Single Mum, Parents Article

We spent at great day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest Hampshire this February half term.   Cygnet and I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Christmas Day.  Since then, Cygnet has been obsessed with the film and with the flying car in particular.  When I found out that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is at the Beaulieu Motor Museum we just had to go.  We actually made a bit of a holiday of it.  I booked three…

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Don’t Make Yourself CRAZY This Christmas! – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!   I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! I love all the lights and decorations. I love the smell of cinnamon pine cones at the store! I even LOVE the Christmas music playing on an endless loop. Yes, I am one of those people. However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used…

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