Thursday, November 08, 2007

Christmas Shopping

Christmas comes but once a year, so the old saying goes. That old saying never mentioned it would take three months or more to get through it all.

Well, those of you who have to buy Christmas crap for all your friends and relatives might do well to heed the British way of doing things.

Watch out for those Belgian presents!

4 comments:

Dr. Shedevil said...

Psrty like a rockstar, indeed.

Scary Monster said...

The petrol and matches gift has become a little too pricy these days. Me figgers Me will go with chinese goods stamped: Made in Belgium.

PSTMO.

Southern Writer said...

Ha, that was funny. btw, I forgot to ask -- how's your weather? I heard something last week, I think, about an unusually high tide and strong winds or something? Was that near you?

Romulus Crowe said...

Dr. Shedevil - it's like that every Christmas here. We party like it's 1699.

Scary - good point. Petrol is far too expensive to give away now. Paraffin and a disposable lighter might be a better budget gift.

SW - There has been snow here, but it's gone now. The rain washed it away. The flood risk was in the south-east of England; it turned out to be far less serious than expected, but it was a close thing. No flood risk this far north - it'd freeze before it reached me!

Currently the weather is 'vindictive'. It starts out all blue sky and sun, so you leave home without heavy waterproofing. As soon as you're far enough from shelter it hits you with freezing sleet and strong winds.

I think I understand why the Scots swear so much.

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