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Taking your child to the theatre

If panto season has passed you by because you’re nervous about taking your young child to the theatre, then here are some top tips to get you all in the mood – after all, who wouldn’t want to see Phil Mitchell in tights? Pick a story they know Firstly choose a show that’s based on

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How can you avoid arguments over Christmas

How to avoid arguments during the holidays Christmas is traditionally a time for peace and goodwill towards all but add family into the mix and those ideas can easily be thrown right out the window.  Whether it’s kids fighting over new toys or granddad offending everyone after one too many sherries, it isn’t always simple

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Coping at Christmas without a loved one

Whether it’s a parent, partner, child, sibling, grandparent or friend, Christmas isn’t an easy time of year when you’ve lost someone close. All those wonderful memories of things you used to do together or were planning to do this year come flooding back and the season is tinged with sadness.  This is particularly true if

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Real versus fake Christmas tree

Within the next few days, families up and down the country will be observing the centuries old tradition of putting a festively decorated Christmas tree in the home. But will you be dragging yours out of the loft or digging it up out of a field? The real versus fake Christmas tree debate rears its head

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How do other faiths celebrate at Christmas

Christmas for the Christian faith is a celebration of the day on which Jesus Christ was born. Iconic scenes of the nativity are all around us in shops and on TV, and Christmas traditions that have been passed down over many generations are once again enjoyed. For Christians it is a family time, with the

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Cant afford Christmas presents

This time of year is a particularly stressful time for those who want to treat their friends, family and loved ones to thoughtful Christmas presents, but bringing a smile to the faces of your nearest and dearest may be simpler than you think. Change the way you view Christmas Yes, the majority of people buy

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