The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on many families in the UK. In Bristol, we spent the day with two families, who have been badly affected by rising inflation and energy bills.
"I have an instant pot and it really is a lifesaver, I don't normally use my oven or my cooker. It saves about 60 or 70% [of what? her energy or cost of the bill?]," she said.
Brenda, who is bringing up the boys on her own, is a carer in a residential home. She is on the bank staff and said she just hopes to get shifts.
Money is tight, work is not constant, and on the whole Brenda is upbeat, but as we went our separate ways at the school gate, I asked how she felt ahead of the winter.