How have you been managing with the additional costs of winter?: "I have been lucky enough to be given the warm home discount of £140 this year. Otherwise I turn off the heating when my children are not here. I only use my tumble dryer for bedding and towels, everything else is just hung up and dried naturally. I’ve also been very lucky that my kids still fitted their winter coats and boots from last year so they have just worn them, fingers crossed they don’t have a major growth spurt before spring."