Cognac, the Colosseum & catchment areas – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Put on an extra layer and warm yourself by the welcoming hearth of the MSE Forum. Here's your weekly highlights round-up.

Money Moral Dilemma

Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.

Should I keep sending Christmas cards to my partner's family who don't send them to us?

I love sending Christmas cards, and always send them to my partner's family, who we don't often see or hear from. It's been years since any of them sent us a card, and with cash tight this year, I'm starting to think I'm wasting my money as it's not cheap to buy and send cards to them all. But it doesn't seem in the Christmas spirit to stop sending them because we don't get anything back, and I worry about my partner losing contact with his family.

You can find out what our MSE Forumites think and add your own two cents on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Heed the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every Money Moral Dilemma.

Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at and it could be featured.

Latest comping wins

One of our busiest sections, the Competitions Time board is where compers come to find and share competitions. There are always plenty of success stories. This week, mmm_wine won two games from Goliath Games's Facebook Advent competition.

Your two cents

We'd love to know: what's the weirdest Christmas flavour you've spotted so far? Can you beat turkey and stuffing-flavoured ice cream?

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