Author: Dr Andrea Papitsch-Clark

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Christmas Is So Expensive!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and wonderfully expensive, too… I was struck the other day by how expensive December has been – my childrens’ Christmas parties and activities, Christmas shopping, food and otherwise. This ties in with a recent news item highlighting that the cost of home-cooked Christmas dinner has risen by 18% compared to last

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Back to Work Blues

Back to Work Blues The majority of the working population has started going back to work at some stage this week. And if you were amongst that group of people, you most likely felt a little bit sad and miserable about it… Feeling blue when going back to work after holidays is a recognised phenomenon and has been variously named

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Paddington 2

Paddington 2 A few years ago, when the children were still too small to engage in New Year’s Eve activities, we decided to go and watch a family movie in the cinema. This happened to be the first Paddington movie. We all really loved it, hence were all very excited when the new Paddington movie was released a few weeks

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Why Is Prince Harry Marrying Meghan Markle?

Why Is Prince Harry Marrying Meghan Markle? Prince Harry is getting married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement was announced on 27th November from the Clarence House twitter account, suggesting the announcement was made on behalf of Harry’s Dad, Prince Charles. The couple are due to be married in the spring of next year! Congratulations to the happy couple who

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Inside Out

Inside Out – a Story Of Basic Human Emotions

Inside out – a story of basic human emotions I was watching ‘Inside out’ with my children the other day. A couple of hours well-spent. It’s a lovely film and a I might even have shed a few tears! The story is about 11-year old Riley and her move to a new place, leaving behind the security of familiar surroundings,

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