Welcome to my somewhat jaundiced view of life, the universe and everything. A sort of 'My Family and Other Challenges'. If we were a film, it'd be 'Meet the Feckers...'
Brilliant!Have you read John Grisham's novel Skipping Christmas? It is a very light read, but about the escalation of decoration and expectation - and funny.
That is fantastic - and exactly what i should do as we are always those stinky neighbours that let the street down by not doing any lighting etc...
Hi HF, I haven't read that particular John Grisham book because I don't think I associate him with being light hearted! But thanks for the recommendation!
Sarah - I aim to please!Jody - you live in America! Surely it's written into the constitution that all houses will be decorated with obscene amounts of gaudy lighting?!?
I didn't realise John Grisham wrote books like that either. May take a look at Hausfrau's suggestion. We are hopeless at Christmas lighting but I'm married to a Scotsman so the thought of all that wasted electricity might cause him untold mental harm.
Hmmm I live directly opposite the church. Would a bah humbug lighting display be a bit much do we think???
Trish - I'm sure the Shah has some Scottish blood as he also grumbles loudly about my draining the National Grid with a few feeble fairy lights every year!Macy - At least the congregation might pray for your lost soul!
Fab photo. I love it. I'm actually physically allergic to over-decorated houses. It screams 'chav' and 'pikey' to my understated Tunbridge Wells sensibilities.
WG - so I guess you turn into Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells when faced with those over-decorated pikey palaces?!
global warming, soaring energy costs - who cares when there are sparkling LED reindeer waited to be plonked outside your house next to the wheelie bin. I prefer to spend my Christmas £££s on sherry!
Hi project forty and welcome to my blog - you sound like my type, if the reference to sherry is anything to go by!
Thank god it's not just me. If I see one more post with someone's chuffing xmas tree on my fb feed I will damage something :/
Ha Taz! I turned off a radio station the other day because it was playing feckin' Christmas songs in the last week of November. And the shops have been full of the usual tat for weeks too ....grrr...*falls to floor foaming at mouth*..
There is not one xmas dec up in my house yet - as none of the small people have queried it I'm going to see just how long I can go before I have to succumb to the tinsel fairy visiting ;)
Oh go on - say something for God's sake...