Eliza recently discovered the Dreamworks animation series Spirit Riding Free on Netflix, and it has quickly become one of her favourites. She isn’t quite old enough yet to know about the related toys that come with popular television series, but when I asked her if she would like a Spirit and…

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Christmas seems to have come around really quickly this year, and I don’t feel nearly as organised as I usually do. This year, we have had to really watch our budget, and make some changes to our normal routine, as student finance really doesn’t stretch very far when you have…

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My kids love a board game, especially at this time of year when the weather can ruin outdoor plans. We were sent the Spy Code Operation: Escape Room game to try out, and this weekend seemed the perfect grey day to give it a go.  Escape rooms have become popular…

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It’s autumn. The leaves are turning. The days are getting shorter and you’ve just seen Halloween sweets at the supermarket. This can only mean one thing – Christmas is on its way. For many of us, the festive season brings stress and money worries so if you’re feeling under pressure,…

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The tradition of sending Christmas cards is very old. For many, it is the only time of year that they hear from long-lost friends and distant relatives. These cards are an opportunity to wish people well and to let them know that they are still in your thoughts. It is…

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