National Living Wage

It’s a sexy title, huh? Hold on to your hats, pals. This one is about to get political. This week Child Poverty Action Group announced that low-earning parents working full-time were not earning enough to provide even a basic ‘no-frills’ lifestyle. (BBC article) A couple with two children were £49 a week short; a single parent…

Happiness is…

My little girl turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. Everyone tells you that the first year of being a parent goes quickly, and until it happens to you, you’ll never believe it. It’s been an interesting year to say the least – I’ve laughed, I’ve sobbed, I’ve been angry, confused… all part and parcel…