The midnight chimes of New Year had hardly finished before the Christmas tree that has been gathering dust at our local Morrisons since early November had been taken down to make may way for the Easter display.
I may be exaggerating on the latter, but you’d think that that if they are in such haste to put up the tinsel, they could wait until Twelfth Night before hauling it down again.
It is all rather depressing. Rooms that were bright and gay and festooned with fairy lights suddenly look drab and ordinary, especially with the winter months to come.
In the end we couldn’t bring ourselves to take down the tree just yet because it looks so jolly. Instead I started taking photos of some of the tree decorations as you can see here.
Above right is a glass bell thing, hand-painted of course with a rather oriental looking snowman.
But then most decorations come from the east these days, along with the wise men, one of whom you can see above left.
Very appropriate as the magi weren’t meant to turn up until yesterday, so a belated happy Epiphany to you all.