When charitable donations aren’t as generous as they sound

A twist of fate, a wrong decision, a stroke of bad luck. All of a sudden, you find yourself face to face with an almighty struggle. One unpaid invoice leads to rent arrears and a mountain of debt. Then, a charity may be your only hope. A food bank, or an organisation that helps people to get back on their feet. The big corporation and the charity I know enough about life’s cruel blows to understand that destitution often arrives through no fault of its victim. And that charities can be a lifeline in such a situation. And yet, I received an…

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Thursday Photo #166

I have to admit I’ve been dreading this month a bit. We’ve got so much on and no time to relax. I knew the children would enjoy it but it was also looking like incredibly hard work. But despite my misgivings, last weekend ended up being pretty much the best weekend the girls have ever had. It was also one of the best we’ve had as a family. A weekend in a hotel As you probably know, we’re huge fans of self-catering holidays and camping. We like to take the dogs on holiday, which tends to limit us on where…

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