Only one in three of us bother to introduce ourselves to our neighbours when we move because we're 'too busy'One in five have only met neighbours to ask to take parcels or water plants One quarter of people do not know the names of the people living next door By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 17:57 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 10 March 2013 Some people feel 'too nervous' to get to know their neighbours, while others are too busy Only one in three Brits bothers introducing themselves to their neighbours when moving into a new home, it emerged today. Researchers found a large percentage of us are ‘too busy’ to make ourselves known to those who live nearest to us, while others fear they will ‘have nothing in common’.
My husband's 35 Christmas lunch was a ready meal in a plastic bag: Wife's anger at pub's 'rubbish' dinnerChaplin family paid nearly 400 for dinner at The Cricketers pubNina Chaplin asked pub to wrap husband's meal as his car broke downSaid husband threw dinner in the bin, opting for a bacon sandwich Family was 'disgusted' at turkey that looked like 'compressed meat' | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 27 December 2012 After booking a table at their local pub for a traditional turkey lunch, the Chaplins thought they had taken all the stress out of Christmas.
The Christmas daffodil: Keen gardener discovers spring bloom in his flowerbed just in time for the big day Brian Rickard saw the first daffodil bloom in his Plymouth, Devon, gardenThe keen gardener said that the flowers are his earliest blooms yet | UPDATED: 19:53 GMT, 25 December 2012 While most of the UK continues to be deluged by rain – the early signs of spring have already made an appearance in one Devon town. Keen gardener Brian Rickard saw the first daffodils in his Plymouth, Devon, flowerbeds bloom in time for Christmas. The bright yellow flower made an appearance despite the town enduring 128.8mm of rain already in December – surpassing its monthly average for this time of year of 118.8mm
Twelve children of Christmas: Mother with a dozen young mouths to feed on December 25 – and a 200 bill to pay for it all! Tania Sullivan, 38, and her husband Mike, 39, have just celebrated the birth of their 12th child, IsobelleThe Kent couple, who now have seven sons and five daughters, set a 2,000 budget for Christmas | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 22 December 2012 Christmas Day is always a stressful time for parents.
The return of Sarkozy: Ex French president called in after his party go to war over who should succeed himCrisis threatens to tear Sarkozy's conservative opposition party apartSarkozy meets his former Prime Minister Francois Fillon over lunch | UPDATED: 07:43 GMT, 27 November 2012 Nicolas Sarkozy has been called in to stop France’s right-wing opposition descending into civil war. Yesterday, the former president met Francois Fillon, one of the two men locked in an increasingly vicious dispute over who will succeed him as leader of the conservative UMP. Mr Fillon is mounting a legal challenge to rival Jean-Francois Cope’s razor-thin victory.