It’s only really mid-November but yesterday, when Darrell got home, he noticed that there had been much robust activity of a festive preparation type nature dans our village while we had all been out at work …….
First, he noticed something very new on the village green, the likes of which we had never seen before ….. to wit conical shaped constructions on top of several of the posts that stand on the edge of the aforementioned green, which looked suspiciously like Christmas Trees.
He also noticed that our hostelry of choice had also been festooned, as if by Santa’s Elves, with illuminated garlands ….. and the usual plethora of flashing reindeers, stars and Santa's sleigh.And then ….. (and it certainly wasn’t there when we caught the bus in the morning), he saw that the village Christmas tree had been erected ……
…. and if you remember last year, we commentated that it looked decidedly lopsided, well this year it looks “…. outstandingly pert and straight as a die….!” according to Darrell!!
And finally, when he looked up Darrell noticed that all the village shops were sporting a bracketed Christmas tree, another new development, something, he mused, that might also add a touch of seasonal class to the front Castle Greysquirrel, …..in his dreams!!!!!
…… Oh Mon Dieu …. it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …..I am now really hoping that this flurry of activity will go straight over Nigel’s little head for as long as possible …… our Christmas usually starts on December 1st when we don our gay apparel ….. a festively excited Nigel, mid November is not something I would particularly relish!