Thursday, November 26, 2009

Guilty As Charged

Oh the guilt, the shame! Yes we just had to do it - see we couldn't help ourselves. In defiance of an unwritten rule that states one should wait until at least the 8th December, we have put up our Christmas decorations - extremely early! I will admit, I am very sentimental when it comes to this time of the year. I am not a fan of mass consumerism ala bottles of perfume that cost the earth or eating so much that you can't walk for ten hours. Without meaning to be self-righteous, I feel a donation to a good cause and a cosy day with family and friends is the way to go, that's if you are very lucky to be able to have all that on the 25th December. Give me the glow of the lights and flicker of an open fire! (Although I wouldn't turn down just the odd expensive gift such as a new car - OK Santa in case your listening!).

There is major hardship due to flooding all around me at the moment and the country is in a right old state so to hell with the begrudger's and those who utter 'bah humbug' in my direction - I'm proud of our tree and dodgy Christmas tunes CD!


  1. Hello Christopher, first time of visiting you, and love your blog. Love your Christmas tree too, and the way it looks hand crafted and not quite straight, although that might be the way the lights are shining on it. Don't know if we are going to put up our artificial tree this year as I don't know where it is, (we are living in caravans at the moment and everything is packed away somewhere), so it is nice to know that someone else is making the effort to be Christmassy.

  2. '... a donation to a good cause and a cosy day with family and friends is the way to go." That's very sensible of you, and I totally agree with this idea.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day and a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Vera, you are very welcome and thanks for the kind words. Our tree looks a bit crooked due to my photographic skills! Its artifical but was bought second hand at a car boot sale and has character. Sometimes I wonder where was its home before we rescued it? I hope you get some good Christmas vibes and a caravan can be as cosy and full of festive vibes too.You sound like you are on a wonderful adventure.

    DUTA, thanks as always. I'm not always sensible but I do try! Many Happy Returns.