As Christmas is on the tongues on many (and the shelves of many more) I’ll really spoil your day and say The Big One is only 121 days away.
Thought I’d repost this (Sue Vincent has done something similar which preceeds this post) in the hope that maybe readers will get some ideas that won’t cost a fortune and still have fun at the appropriate time.
According to reports, the average British Family are going to spend in excess of £800 on Christmas, with almost a quarter of those spending more than they can afford (link).
The TV commercials are full of festive cheer……. spending, gambling, and borrowing, with loans attracting interest of 1200% plus.
A lot of people think I’m a Scrooge, and that’s OK.
I make no bones about it, having been on the merry-go-round of spending more than I could afford and then taking a year to pay for it.
And for what?
Piles of discarded gifts amongst the wrappings (some referred to as ‘junk’) by ungrateful sods who were more interested in comparisons in volume.
Then there were the Family members (not mine) who invited themselves to my table, ate my food, drank my wine, belched and farted all afternoon without so much as an offer of help with the washing…
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