Christmas is on its way…

Us mere mortals may believe that autumn has only just arrived, but the shops, as usual, are one step ahead. If you wanted pumpkins and squirrels, you should have gone shopping back in August. Now is the time for tinsel and glitter and all things festive.

Walking through the train station on my way back from work, I spotted a stand full of what I am forced to describe as Christmas tree “ornaments” for want of a better word. I’m used to plastic tat at Christmastime, of course – the UK isn’t exactly known for its tasteful decorations! But these things take it to a whole new level.

I had to take the photos surreptitously using my phone, so the quality isn’t the best, but even the world’s most amazing camera couldn’t have done much to make these things looks good…

Christmas 1

Christmas 2

Needless to state, there shall be no glittery, bowler-hatted crocodiles or giraffes(?) in tutus gracing my living room this Christmas!