I was thinking today after sending what I thought was an amusing tweet, well it amused me anyway :)
Christmas, love it or loathe it there is no way of ignoring it, we are bombarded from as early as September when the sun is shining and we are still thinking about late summer holidays, the seasons are now going freaky, 14 degrees in the UK in December.....crazy.
I know it's boring to some people to reminisce especially if you are of the younger generation and get sick of hearing how good everything was when us oldies were kids. I'm not sure if it was better back then but it was most certainly different, not a chance would you get a personalised hessian Santa sack adorned with red velvet ribbon If it was hessian it was more likely an old spud sack, in our house it was a pillowcase, and inside that pillowcase was the obligatory satsuma, which wasn't something we had all year round, gawd no, if you were lucky you had a fruit bowl full on a Saturday with some cox's and speckled bananas and maybe a couple of oranges. None of this exotic shenanigans we have today.......pineapple and kiwi indeed:)
In your pillowcase you also had so real nuts, yup in real shells......with no way of opening the flippin things other than trying with your teeth. I do not ever recall succeeding, a selection pack in a string net stocking shape that was nigh on impossible to open, and a small selection of what can only be described as old toot, coz they saved the best for downstairs.
And downstairs was were the real Christmas delights were displayed, orange and lemon jelly slices, Turkish delight with (powder) on, and dates!!!!! Why oh why was there always a cardboard box with sticky dates and a plastic fork? and if you were REALLY posh a box of Mon Cheri chocolate liqueurs, my Mum managed to get herself a bit squiffy on a box of them during an evening with Dr
Was it better, or are our memories just fonder thinking of simpler times?
Love N Hugz