Auntie Jan’s mantra is “It’s all in the detail ….”, so when she and Darrell went shopping last week I gather it was very much a moot point in their festive preparation type discussions.
They apparently went into Poundland where Darrell found a festive snowman toilet seat cover hidden on a bottom shelf! He said he ermed and ahhhed for a second or two as he knew the Lovely Laura was spending Christmas with us and didn’t want her to think we had dubious taste, however he was so over the moon with his discovery that it was in his basket before you could say “It’s CCCCCCCHHHHHRRIISSSTTMMAASSSSS!” in a Slade/Noddy Holder type way!
However, as Darrell moved on and mooched in the next section he said he felt a tap on his shoulder and saw Auntie Jan wielding another cover, this time with a Santa on…… Darrell said that his mind was in turmoil …. how could he choose? He liked the snowman toilet seat cover but he also liked the Santa toilet seat cover, but which was best?
Auntie Jan helped him out and said firmly “Get both, you’ll only regret it and then send me out shopping again for the one you don’t have. You can put one in the upstairs bathroom and in the other downstairs shower room, that way the theme will run throughout the house! It’s all in the detail when decking your halls Darrell!”
I gather that from that moment on the theme grew and whilst in Marks and Spencer Auntie Jan led Darrell to the comfort tissue section ….. where several more items fell into his basket and were duly purchased…..
….. We now have a most ample supply of tissue with robins, snowflakes and Christmas trees on for our festive comfort!
…… Plus some with stars, which Darrell wants to save for New Years Eve. What are they like? I am not sure I should let Darrell and Auntie Jan go shopping together again, but have to confess our facilities of a personal type nature do look very ermm…. seasonal!! ….. Po, Po, Po!