How To Handle Courageous Conversations (Elf Variation)

How To Handle Courageous Conversations (Elf Variation)

The first Christmas present I gave my husband was a bauble I’d found on the tube. We moved into our first home a week before Christmas and our budget didn’t stretch to tinsel or sparkly lights I had the idea that we would buy one special decoration each December so...
Ed’s Purple Pants – A Christmas Story

Ed’s Purple Pants – A Christmas Story

Forget Christmas Eve pyjamas – it’s all about purple undercrackers in our house. A few years back, we received a little package from my mother in law. That’s normal. What wasn’t normal was the contents. A lurid, almost glowing, pair of mini-human sized...
How to stop letting your past be the script for your future

How to stop letting your past be the script for your future

In December 2004, I had a teaching degree, a mountain of student debt and a fantastic group of friends who were more like family having stood shoulder to shoulder with me through tough times. My grandiose Christmas gift ideas for my ‘framily’ were...