Origins of Christmas


If there is one thing my enforced upbringing in a religious cult taught me it is NEVER to take things at face value. This along with question everything. Now, you may be fully aware of the origins of Christmas, and whether you are a believer in a god or not, it is always good to […]

Xmas tips to reduce stress


Christmas can be a stressful time The expense of buying gifts, the pressure of last minute shopping and the heightened expectations of family togetherness can all combine to undermine our best intentions. Some practical suggestions can help you reduce your ‘Christmas stress’ Budgeting for Christmas For all of us, the Christmas aftermath includes massive credit […]

Xmas is coming, get over it!


“Merry Bloomin Christmas” I for one have a chuckle and allow myself a little eye roll at all of these folks moaning about how much earlier retailers begin their pre-christmas sales pitch each and every year. I mean for a start it signals the start of a season of jolly happy smiling materialism! But seriously, […]