IN January I made two resolutions. Firstly, I would not knowingly buy anything containing palm oil.

If you don’t know about palm oil, find out. It affects your children’s future.

Secondly, I would not buy anything made in China. These cheap products flooding our markets also affect your children’s future in more ways than one. Think plastic.

This second resolution has proved near impossible.

Who knew that we had been so utterly invaded without a single shot being fired?

The good news is that I spend a lot less money.

There is a silver lining to every cloud (thankfully not made in China).

Alexandra Bailey, Darlington