Christmas 2017

So here we are - the 27th December, Christmas over for another year. I put myself under too much pressure to keep everyone else happy this year and have learned an important lesson from that, sometimes we need to put ourselves first to ensure the happiness of others. Let me start at the beginning, I … Continue reading Christmas 2017

The Gift of Kindness At Christmas

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IMG_1098At Christmas, it’s easy to get caught up in the seasonal excitement of buying and exchanging often expensive gifts we can’t afford and they don’t really need. We look forward to seeing the faces of our loved ones light up when they open our presents, the all-round smiles say it all. But sometimes it can be just a temporary happiness: the item breaks down, doesn’t fit, goes out of fashion or needs updating, it wasn’t the right model, they already have two… And then the credit card bill often provides one heck of a shock in January.

Many of us are feeling the pinch this year and Christmas can be a worrying time financially. But there are other ways of giving that bring joy and make a positive difference to the lives of the recipients which won’t almost bankrupt us when the festive season is over. There are…

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