Best Ways to Feel More Festive

What happens when the “most wonderful time of the year” rolls around and you’re just not feeling it? We’re constantly told that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but honestly? It’s sometimes hard to feel that way. This year Flea moved schools. That’s a short sentence but…

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Budgeting Tips for Christmas

Budgeting Tips for Christmas is a paid collaboration with Sainsbury’s Bank I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gives me The Panic. We had a fabulous long summer, but we blew the budget. Three weeks in California with a teenager makes for a very sorry looking…

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Dear Theresa May…

It’s no secret that I did not, personally, vote to leave the EU. Personally, I think leaving the EU is a terrible mistake. I think it’s a triumph of nationalism and pride over reason and economic good sense. You might think differently. That’s okay. We can agree to differ. And,…

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I’m Moving House and I’m Definitely Not Okay.

I am moving house and I am definitely not okay right now.  I don’t know why. But I’m feeling so stressed and irritated, and filled with a sense of foreboding. But this weekend I might have sat on the stairs and cried for 10 minutes because my daughter has no friends*.…

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20 Experience Gifts for Kids (Instead of More Stuff)

Experience Gifts for Kids are the Future! As we head towards Christmas aka The Season of All Shopping, I’m already on the hunt for gift ideas for my teen daughter. Increasingly, though, I’m trying to avoid buying yet more “stuff“. We already have crammed shelves, and wardrobes and more shoes…

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