Sunday, 5 December 2010

'Merry Christmas? Along with millions of other middle class mothers, I can't afford one'

It's been a long time - I shouldn't have left you without a strong rhyme to step to. Anyway, on with the show.

This could be the most astonishing article that I've seen for quite some time. I can't begin to comprehend the horror that must be renting a two-bedroom flat in West London. However it's good to see the author develop some sense of perspective:

Of course, to some struggling to pay even basic household bills, this may all sound like another self-pitying whinge from someone who once had it all. But I guess the point is that still — despite the recession — many of us feel under more pressure than ever before to create a perfect Christmas