Friday, 20 April 2012

Making the best of whatever situation you find yourselves in

Whenever you find yourselves in a difficult situation there are many things you can do about it.  Most recently instead of being able to travel all over the world we have been limited to places within 1-hour of Bradford Royal Infirmary where Steve is being treated for ALL.

So what are we going to do about that?  Firstly I sent off for a Rough Guide to Yorkshire and another for England.  I've already learnt a lot about nearby local cities and found many attractions with free admission so you don't even have to spend much money to have a good time.

Steve can't go to things like football matches with large crowds but we can and do go to the cinema and will be visiting the theatre soon.

I've signed up to Priceline where you can put in a bid on a hotel room in a particular location after stating what star rating you want.  The company will then put your price to various hotels and if you are lucky one of them will accept and you will get a real bargain break.  This way we can stay overnight whilst exploring the attractions of the city.

There are many sites that offer vouchers or coupon codes,  through Groupon you can save up to 70% on restaurants, beauty treatments and other local attractions.

Deal checker leads us to hotel deals, often packages including meals, bottle of wine and spa treatments.   In this instance instead of us deciding where we want to go we just go where the deals are.

So we may not be able to go abroad and travel the way we prefer but by the time Steve is better we will be experts on the area around Bradford!

Whatever life throws at your make the seize the moment and make the best of it, every day counts.

1 comment:

Alison said...

SO,SO TRUE ABOUT SEIZING THE MOMENT- and all those bargain sites you have mentioned. Thank you for those. We have used GROUPON in Alicante and surrounding area and saved oodles of money on motorbike servicing and reasonable kayak trips!
Well done and THANK YOU!