RTÉ One, Monday 8.30pm (repeat)
Living Lightly

Living Lightly at Christmas 

Do you want a stress and debt free Christmas? Join Conor and Ella as they help the O’Connors in Longford and the McArdles in Stepaside to cut their Christmas spending in half.

Top Tips:

  • - Decide on a budget and stick to it, for a copy of the Christmas Spending Diary email livinglightly@gmtv.ie
  • - Be organised and start early
  • - Shop with a list
  • - Kris Kindle and set a limit
  • - €100 Christmas Dinner Shopping list and recipes email livinglightly@gmtv.ie


Free Family Entertainment:

  • - Meet Rudolph’s cousins at the Phoenix Park Call 01 6770095
  • - Draw your own Winter Wonderland at  Hugh Lane Gallery and National Gallery
  • - Check your local library for Christmas Storytelling
  • - Visit a Christmas Tree Farm, have a great walk in the woods and pick your own Christmas Tree www.kildarechristmastrees.com  (Kellehers, Naas) www.christmastreesireland.com
  • For more ideas www.thingstodo.ie


Alternative present ideas:


Homemade Radio Programme in 10 easy steps:
1. Download free editing software from the internet, such as AUDACITY (for Macs or PC)
3. Decide on a few poems, songs, stories or messages you want to have on your tape.
4. Download songs from iTunes - usually 99 cent each
5. If you have a microphone, use it. Otherwise record straight into computer's internal mic.
6. Write a brief script to keep you on the right track!
7. Record your tape!
8. Editing in Audacity is not hard - if you can cut, paste and delete in Word or Pages, you can do simple editing.
9. Burn your programme out onto a CD.
10. For an extra special touch, buy CD paper and print out your own CD labels


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