Friday, 4 December 2015


Ok... I'm ranting!! (AGAIN)!!  I know I promised not to repeat last years rant over Silly Season, but...

Tomorrow is Sir's birthday!  It's not a significant birthday, however December 5th is the day he was born, as was Walt Disney evidently!!  Babies are born 365 days a year, 366 in Leap Years.... Agreed??  Well I knew you would agree with that statement!!

However, unless you have someone you celebrate birthdays with around Silly Season time you don't realise that... you can't buy a Birthday Card or anything else representing birthdays until Silly Season is well and truly over!!!  Is it the fault of the babies that they are born in December??  NO!!  So... why do the supermarkets all gear up for Silly Season and forget about them??!

For instance, as well as having difficulties finding birthday cards, wrapping paper etc, you can't get what you want unless it's special to Silly Season!!  Sir loves growing veg etc in the garden.  Agreed it's an almost year round job, however, in the spring you can buy seeds for early planting and greenhouses for early summer use, spades, forks, trowels, plant pots are all available in the garden centres.  What can't you get???  Greenhouse Shelving!!!  I know we live in the UK and there's only a finite amount of daylight but... if you want to grow flowers for early spring shows, or start stuff off early what do you need??  A Greenhouse!!  What does the greenhouse need??  Places to put plant pots, soil, etc... What does that suggest??  Shelves!!!  What can't we get?? SHELVES!!!

So what do the garden centres have this time of year??  Christmas Trees, Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, books, candles designed for the home, silly presents the same as all the supermarkets, yada, yada, yada!!  Why is it  that in the summer you can get shelves for a greenhouse when ALL your plants do very nicely OUTSIDE thank you very much!!  WE DONT NEED them in the summer!!!  We NEED them in the winter when we don't want the frost to attack some plants etc!!  We need them in the very early spring for the same reason!!  We need them when the SNOW strikes!! You can buy them all year round... almost!!  Soon as October hits what do you find???  Christmas stuff!!!  Saw a poster a few days ago that said... "There are 12 Days of Christmas... And NONE of them fall in October OR November!!!

Sir is lucky we're on the internet... I've managed to find just what he's looking for AS A BIRTHDAY present... unfortunately, due to Silly Season, what would normally be delivered in 48 hours is going to take... A WEEK!!!

Which has just reminded me... (We're going out for a meal on Saturday night... saves Sir from having to put up with my cooking... VBG), as Silly Season gets underway we are all invited to parties.  IT IS NOT COMPULSORY to DRINK and DRIVE!!!  Here in the UK it's possible to find wet, icy roads and so it never makes sense to mix alcohol with car keys!!  If you are going to a party where there will be alcohol then either make sure you have something NON alcoholic, or GET SOMEONE ELSE to not drink, so that they can drive you home!!  Don't even think that you can drive after alcohol... it's not necessarily you that causes the accident, but how would you feel if your best friend/child/relative were knocked down and severely injured or worse??  DONT DO IT!!!  This is a message that I may well repeat over Silly Season!!!

BTW, Sir says that you should NEVER drink and drive at ANY time of the year.... You will end up spilling your whisky over the steering wheel!!!

Rant over!!  Get the impression it gets me mad??

Ok... so moving on to 'other things'... Finished those Teeny Tiny Earwigs...  Snowflakes!!!

Here you go: (I know its a bit blurry... the camera isn't good on my phone!! but you get the 'gist'!!

Chat soon!


  1. Your rant seems Totally valid & justified ! Didn't realise it was That bad during silly season .
    Hope you enjoy the little b'day dinner & more :-)
    DrInk & DrIve have only this in common :'DrI' - Doctor Immediacy !

  2. Didn't realize it was that bad on your side of the pond, too. Silly Season - what a great name for all the crazed shopping/commercialization that goes on for the 3 months before and the month after Christmas.

  3. Ah with two grandkids's birthdays on the 29th November I know what you mean about cards!!! For their pressies I rely on the good old internet too.
    I agree about Chris and not drinking and driving - I'd hate to spill my drink over the steering wheel too. Seriously it's not just drink but drugs that shouldn't be taken before driving. Buses, taxis and good old shanks's pony are the best bet. Oh, love the earwigs - I've seen that pattern somewhere before!

  4. Ooooo, those are very pretty. Can you tell us where to get the pattern?


  5. Fabulous snowflake earrings!!! :)