Archive for the 'Travel & Leisure' Category

Enjoy travel and leisure on a budget by looking out for money saving deals on restaurants, days out and holidays.

Coach Tickets Are Surprising Expensive

I bagged a room on a Sunday night for only £17.50 at the Travelodge Inverness Centre hotel in the Travelodge 50% off promotion, which ran in December 2017. I could have paid slightly less for the room by opting for the non-refundable Saver rate. However, thinking about the unpredictability of the Scottish weather, I decided […]

Selling Your Art on the Not on the High Street Website

Over the last couple of years, I’ve created a number of original pieces of art. I have  experimented with different media. I’ve painted with watercolours and acrylics, made collages with felt, metallic paper, fake jewels and even my own hair, and attended screen printing and ceramics evening classes at my local college. But I have […]

Review of Broth3rs Italian Restaurant, Perth, Scotland

I had lunch at the Broth3rs Italian restaurant in Perth (Scotland) on a Thursday in late January 2016. I’d noticed the three course set lunch menu for £8, when walking past the restaurant the last time that I was in Perth. I thought that the interior of Broth3rs was spacious and welcoming. There were three […]

Odeon Silver Cinema Review

The Odeon Silver Cinema is a great deal for movie fans aged 55 and over. It only costs £3 for a ticket, plus you get a free hot drink and biscuits. I attended the Odeon Silver Cinema at the Lothian Road location in Edinburgh, Unfortunately there isn’t an Odeon cimema in my hometown of Stirling. […]

Review of East World Buffet Glasgow

I ate the East World Buffet in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street on a Sunday afternoon. We’ve regularly eaten at the nearby Cook and Indi’s World Buffet, but I felt like a change. I was attracted to the East World Buffet by the fresh seafood hotpot buffet advertised in the window and the fact that the price […]

Scotrail Delay Repay

My rail journey from Stirling to Kyle of Lochalsh in late October was delayed for more than two hours. This was caused by a broken down train at Gleneagles, around mid way between Stirling and Perth. The Glasgow to Inverness train which I was due to board at 07.36 in Stirling arrived a few minutes […]

Free Art Classes at the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland run free drop-in easel sketching sessions on a couple of days, usually Thursday and Fridays, most months. You don’t need any experience to attend. It’s a two hour session between 2 – 4pm. The venue alternates between the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery, both located in the city centre. […]

How to Keep Your Travel Health Insurance Cost Under Control

Your travel insurance cost is influenced by numerous parameters and factors. You’re bound to take the right decision even if you’re aware of the insurance basics. Instead of restricting your insurance benefits, it will help you to fetch a great bargain for much lower premium rates. You must try and keep your insurance costs at […]

Looking for a Winter Sun Holiday on TravelZoo

As I was thinking of a Winter sun holiday in the near future, either before or after Christmas, I decided to have a look at the TravelZoo website. In the past, I’ve found some great deals on TravelZoo. Last year, I found an all inclusive holiday to Corfu at a four star hotel for £344 per […]

How to Enjoy a Luxurious But Affordable UK Weekend Break

When it comes to holidays, many of us are still trying to stick to a tight budget. However, planning a last-minute getaway or relaxing weekend break doesn’t have to mean cutting corners and settling for something less than average. Instead, it’s all about finding the best deals that’ll make sure your next break isn’t just […]