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Simple gifts

Like many people, we’re trying to keep Christmas under control this year, financially speaking. I’d love to say money isn’t important, but we have a limited supply of it so we have to limit our gift giving accordingly. Our choice is to be as creative...

Wrapping paper reuse

Who else collects and reuses wrapping paper? Just at Christmas or year round? We always fold up the decent bits of paper (those the kids have ripped to shreds go in the recycling bin!) and keep them for future use. Some relatives look down at us for it, thinking...

Christmas shopping…

How is your Christmas shopping going? The more you can do before 1 December, the better. Why? it avoids the need to go to the shops during those crazy, busy December days (and nights) it spreads out the expense of Christmas you can save money if you buy things on...

Being green at Christmas

Christmas is a time of celebrations, family and fun. It’s easy in these times to forget about water and energy conservation, but conserving our resources is a year round activity. Some easy ways to save energy of the summer holiday period are: – Use...