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Find out how you can maximise your time at home with these 15 creative suggestions for things to do. It's not just about self improvement, but also self enjoyment! Read more at '15 of the most productive ways to pass the time at home' posted at stayathomestraggler.com.

15 of the most productive ways to pass your time at home

A few years ago, when I had my first stay at home experience, I was completely stressed out and frustrated. I felt an extreme urgency to fill my day with as many tasks as possible. I also reached out to several employers looking for work and ended up with four jobs, none of which I particularly enjoyed or needed to be doing. Looking back ...Read More
10 reasons why Tbilisi is an Awesome place to live. Blog Post, Welcome to Georgia. stayathomestraggler.com

10 reasons why Georgia is an awesome place to live

It’s extremely rare that we find ourselves returning to a country where we’ve lived and worked before. Actually, we never have. That is, until now! Last week we left our temporary home in Iran and returned to our old stomping ground - Georgia. Being back in Tbilisi is a bit nostalgic. It’s one of those cities that seems to be constantly changing and evolving, but ...Read More
Read about our old house in Tunisia and 10 things we do to make anywhere feel like home, whether long or short term. A Throwback Thursday post at stayathomestraggler.com

Throwback Thursday. Our beach shack in Tunisia…

...and 10 ways to make anywhere feel like home, on a budget.   Last week we said goodbye to Iran and decided to set up on more familiar terrain. So here we are...in Tbilisi, Georgia! Although checking in to an air b'n'b is not quite the same as moving into a new home, we quite amazingly managed to find a place in exactly the ...Read More
Making money with Paid Online Surveys. Is it Possible? Blog Post at stayathomestraggler.com. Online surveys do not seem to be worth the effort when you weight up the time commitment vs earnings. this was my personal experience.

Making money with Paid Online Surveys. Is it possible?

 Disclaimer: this is an account of my own personal experience with several paid online survey sites. I have no doubt that experiences vary widely. It all depends on your personal situation and country of residence.After a couple of weeks as a stay at home Straggler / housewife, I started feeling a bit guilty for not contributing to the household income while still accruing the usual ...Read More
2017 December, Monthly Roundup stayathomestraggler.com, blog. All my favourite things of December 2017 including christmas festivities, recommended articles, blogs and travel destinations.

Monthly Roundup: December 2017

December is my favourite month of the year. Besides Christmas feasts and New Year festivities we also have a multitude of family birthday celebrations, including my own. It's a joyful and festive time of year which usually takes us home to family and friends. This year, we celebrated with family over Skype, but were lucky enough to meet some extremely hospitable Iranian friends that went ...Read More
Collecting frequent flyer miles and losing them all can be so frustrating. I'll make sure not to lose my miles by following these top tips for making the most of frequent flyer miles.

Frequent Flyer Miles, and what NOT to do with them

  A few years ago, I was based in Ethiopia for a year, working in a position that involved a great deal of travel. On an almost weekly basis I’d be flying to and from the capital, Addis Ababa, to one of five locations in different corners of the country. On my estimation, I took approximately 59 flights with Ethiopian Airlines during that year, ...Read More
My Minimalist Kitchen, and how I managed to make it work. This post comes to you from Tehran, Iran. Read more at stayathomestraggler.com blog

My minimalist kitchen

...and how I managed to make it work. Last month, my husband and I arrived to our new (short-term) home in Iran. We had no idea what to expect, but kept an open mind and low expectations, which is always a good idea. As a bit of a foodie and with plenty of time ahead of me for cooking experiments, I was particularly looking forward ...Read More
Stuff we always travel with. Although we try our best to pack light there are some things we never travel without.

Stuff we always travel with

Merry Christmas everyone! As the year comes to a close, we are preparing for yet another move to yet another country. However, this time we’re making our way to more familiar terrain - Georgia! One of our all-time favourite corners of the world. We have fond memories of our time in Georgia and have always vowed to return one day. Needless to say, we’re ...Read More