One of my perennial moans is the way the High Street dashes to get seasonal items on the shelves way too early. You know the sort of thing – Easter eggs in February, winter clothes in August etc – but today I spotted one that really takes the biscuit.
That’s it on the left, seen at the entrance of our local Co-op shop. Although it says ‘Christmas cakes, it actually holds mince pies and Christmas puddings.
By my reckoning that’s a whole fifteen weeks before the event and you have to wonder what the best by date is on these things.
What is really worrying though is that by the time we get back from our Mekong jaunt there will be no Christmas fayre to be had in the shops and it will be Easter eggs for us on Christmas Day and Shrove Tuesday pancakes on Boxing Day.