Today is 'frazzled Friday' – which means half of us will lounge on the sofa with the curtains closed after overdosing on food, alcohol and relatives over Christmas 72 per cent of us have spent one day too long with our family and friendsToday will be a struggle thanks to overspends and overdosing on treatsAverage adult will have piled on 4lbs by todayWe will have battled through or witnessed five arguments over festive period | UPDATED: 04:57 GMT, 28 December 2012 Today has been named 'frazzled Friday' to mark three days after Christmas when the festive excesses finally get the better of us. Overdosing on food, alcohol and spending time with relatives, coupled with a realisation there is very little left in the bank to get through January, means today will be a struggle, a study has found. And as many as one in two of us will spend today lounging on the sofa with the curtains closed taking time out to settle frayed nerves
New Year We're staying in! Cash-strapped Brits prepare for a muted celebration on the sofa to welcome in 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 27 December 2012 Cash-strapped Britons are preparing for muted New Year's Eve celebrations with eight in ten planning a quiet night in, a survey revealed yesterday.
The cul-de-sac that's just too Christmassy: Residents put up so many festive light displays they're a drain on the power gridDorset cul-de-sac has been branded 'Britain's most festive street'Astonishing light display attracts thousand of sightseers from miles awayRunton Road uses so much electricity at night it hits the local gridEach household pays roughly an extra 50 to run the incredible display | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 13 December 2012 It started out as a bit of friendly rivalry between two neighbours at Christmas time. But the festive competition of putting up Christmas lights outside the two homes led to a ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ response from the rest of the Dorset cul-de-sac
Brother's pride: Baby lion puts a paw around his sibling to play… but the cub is no mood for fun and pushes him away | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 11 December 2012 Everyone needs a bit of 'alone time' – even if you're a baby lion living in the middle of the African savannah