There’s some things I need advice and/or help on please.
Firstly I’m going to Queensland in July and have been looking around at airfares. Tiger Airways are cheap but their conditions say that they can give you four hours notice if they change a flight and you’re liable to pay the extra it would cost to get you there. So I’m thinking I’ll just pay the extra to start with and I might have a better chance to get there when I want. Anyone else flown with Tiger?
UPDATE: I’ve gone with the pay extra option. Talked to a travel agent and they advised me to only go with Tiger if I was desperate. I’m not desperate. I hate that they can change your plans and make you pay for it. That sucks.
Secondly, it’s my son’s birthday in about five weeks and he just wants a few friends round to our house like a big playdate. I’m thinking we need to organise some sort of activity. Does anyone have any ideas on what type of activity I might be able to organise that will occupy about five eight-year-old boys for a couple of hours? Maybe it will be an activity that happens outside the house. Keep in mind it could be raining so I have to allow for inclement weather.
Lastly, I started ‘my Blogging quest‘ a month ago and while a few people have done it, it seems to have died. I don’t know whether I should keep going with it. How do I get it a bit more noticed? Is it a crap idea? I’m feeling despondent about it people.
Margo Upson says
I have an idea for the party- Check to see if your local newspaper sells extra paper, ours here love to get rid of them. The sheets are usually really long. Have the boys lay down, and trace each other onto the sheets, and then give them some markers and crayons, and let them decorate themselves. This will keep them busy for a bit, and give them something cool to bring home. We did this a couple times in school when I was younger, and it was always a big hit.
I think the blogging quest was a great idea. Are there any message boards you can mention it on? Or maybe try to drum up some interest for it on twitter?
This is only my second time by your blog, so I’m not sure what I can say about the Blog Quest thing. For me, I’m hesitant about joining something official, but I’m all about improving my blog and increasing my readership. The best way I’ve found to do that is to read and comment more on others’ blogs!
Margo, the newspaper idea sounds pretty good. Thanks for the suggestion.
Ronnica, the blogging quest is just sharing your blogging story. Have a look at my blog and there’s a link to Blogging quest at the top of the page. Click on over, have a read and please join in if you want.
For some party favours that don’t involve calories or allergies (if the boys are into dinosaurs that is!) grab a packet of itty bitty dinosaurs from the $2 shop, foil patty pans, a muffin pan and plaster of paris.
Set the toys inside the foil patty pans (using the muffin pan to hold them steady) pour in the plaster till dinos are covered then let dry – might take a day or 2.
The boys can chip away at the hidden dinosaurs at their leisure 😉
Maybe substitute dinos for pokemon or whatever they’re into?
Oh my – is JJ 8?!!
I am in shock.
I have no suggestions at all. We went shopping for dd’s 8th birthday.