"normally i would have started buying in August this year i havent been able to . im distracted and cant afford much . my childs main present is being bought on a 9 month payment from a catalogue the rest i have to gather up any spare change to buy them. its not enough to worry daily about meeting bills with christmas on top its too much. our children has went through enough they need this. my child goes to her dad after christmas day dinner, we spend the morning alone so covid wont make a big difference to us. il try to make it as special i can but its difficult when all around you see bills and the constant stress. heres hoping the new year brings us all new beginnings without covid, but we still have the lovely UC to deal with and our mounting debts"