Croatia diaries – Part 5 – Exploring the beautiful archipelago islands

• Croatia has over 600 islands and islets. Charter a boat or catamaran, catch boat taxis or ferries or join a small cruising boat to explore the islands. • Cruising... Read More

Croatia Diaries – Part 4 – Split and surrounding areas

Tips Try to spend more time at Split. It is Croatia’s second largest city and the largest city of the Dalmatia region. Sight see early morning or late afternoon, to... Read More

Croatian dairies – Part 3 – Motuvun, Zadar and Plitviče Lakes National Park

Whilst travelling from Rovinj to Zadar, the landscape consists of sea and limestone mountain views, vineyards and pine, hazelnut and olive trees. Small stalls of fruit, vegetables, honey and cheese... Read More

Croatian diaries – Part 2 – Rovinj and Pula

As you travel between Zagreb and Rovinj, the landscape becomes more forested and cooler. Closer to the Istria region and the coast, the climate is then more Mediterranean. Stop over... Read More

Croatian diaries – Part 1 – Zagreb

Zagreb offers tourists many diverse options. Your itinerary will depend on the age of your children as well as your family’s interests. We spent 2 nights there and these are... Read More

Croatia – a great family holiday destination!

Croatia may or may not be on your bucket list to visit. Here are some reasons to consider making it your next family holiday destination. 1. Croatia offers families a... Read More

Essentials for tourists during European summer months

In many European countries, particularly in the Mediterranean, summer temperatures can soar to uncomfortable highs. Try to go exploring earlier in the morning and late afternoon/evening when it is cooler.... Read More

Healthy teen hair

Outside elements, such as sunlight, as well as air conditioning, swimming, unhealthy eating and hormones can have a negative impact on hair. Take your teen to a professional stylist. Ask... Read More

Dance moms

Dance is fun, physical and creative. It challenges the body and mind and provides a welcome respite from the academic pressures of school. Some children show more natural talent than... Read More

Honey and soya sauce salmon

Ingredients Fish • 500g salmon • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 tbsp. olive oil Marinade • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 1 tbsp. soya sauce • ½ tablespoon... Read More

Easy butter chicken

Ingredients • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 1 tbsp. butter • 1 chopped onion • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed • 400g boneless, skinless... Read More

Boredom busters

These are ideas for toys, equipment and games for entertaining younger children. They should be appropriate to the age and interests of the child, the family’s budget as well as... Read More

Bolognese sauce

This is a tasty meat sauce. Serve with pasta of choice or as filler in pitas or wraps. Ingredients • 15ml olive oil • I tbsp. butter • 1 medium... Read More

Taking your shelter dog home

In the beginning 1. Bring a leash and correctly sized collar to take the new dog home. 2. Let the dog outside at regular intervals for a widdle or a... Read More

Help your local animal shelter

Animal shelters are always in need of the following kinds of support: • Forever homes/adopters • Foster homes/foster parents • Sponsors/Donors (of supplies/resources/funds/skills) • Volunteers (for various activities e.g. dog-walking,... Read More

Adopt/foster a shelter dog

Why a shelter dog? 1. Feel satisfaction in giving a neglected, abused or abandoned animal a second chance at a happier life. 2. Adoption and fostering often saves an animal... Read More

Reducing screentime

Here are some ideas to encourage children to have less screen time and more family time. Role model appropriate use of electronic devices and teach kids to experience life in... Read More

Advice for fellow school learners

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. - Albert Einstein • Don’t be in too much of a rush to grow up. •... Read More

Peppermint crisp pudding

This is quick recipe for children to make and is a good pudding option for any season. The amount of biscuits depends on the dish that you use. You could... Read More

Cottage schooling

Cottage schools are growing worldwide, due to the dissatisfaction over traditional schooling or the need to have more flexibility in children’s learning. What is a cottage school? 1. A home-style... Read More

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