Parenting from afar

For many in the army, it is the decision to opt for continuity at school or further education that puts miles between parents and their children. Whatever your circumstances, parenting from a distance can bring...

Surviving the storm

The arrival of an assignment order usually sparks a whirlwind of activity – be it applying for housing and schools or simply researching a new area. There are, however, a range of allowances and expenses in pla...

Paws for thought…a dog’s view

A Blogspot by Duke, @duke_of_dorset Being an army dog isn’t that bad. When dad is away mum will let me sleep on her bed so she doesn’t get scared. Normally I’m only allowed in their room every now and again. ...

Bella and the hound

Bella Relf and her soldier partner openly admit that they’re one of those couples who unashamedly call their hound their ‘baby’. We caught up with ‘mum’ to find out how they try their best to make every move ea...

Master mover’s travel tips

Military wife Lisa has moved 17 times, often with her husband away and with three children in tow. Her grandfather started the family removal business with just a horse and cart. In fact, she was almost born in...
Liz's pets: Ludo, Barnaby and Ted on their travels

On the move? No time to paws

The family pet. Arguably our most precious cargo – other than the kids – when we have to move home. So how can you make sure you get your furry, feathery or scaly friends from one location to another safely, se...