btw... talking of xmas decorations. Has anyone else observed what appears to be a trend this year in taking down the deco's far earlier than usual.
As far as I can see, Im about the only person in my street that still has my deco's up. There's a guy over the back from me that does one of those light up the entire neighbourhood for about a mile jobbies. He took them down a few days after christmas and didnt even wait until new year.
I was driving home from the vets on boxing day (Zigs has been poorly since xmas eve) and was listening to the local radio where people were phoning in saying when they were taking their decorations down. I was surprised by the amount of people saying Boxing Day, one woman even took hers down on Christmas day night. Several people said they were bored with them - Not surprised since I'd seen many houses decorated from the beginning of Nov.
Perhaps I'm just old fashioned, but my tree doesn't normally go up until about 2 weeks before Christmas (depends on when the w/e falls) at the very most... and they usually come down until about 4th-5th Jan (12th Night).
I've observed how they seem to go up so much earlier and surprised at the increasing number of people taking them down before the New Year.