Sunday, 21 December 2008

Outdoor Christmas lights - good or bad?

I used to think that outdoor Christmas lights were wasting electricity and to0 distracting for passing drivers. Is this a load of 'Baa humbug'? We saw these on a house near us on the way home and I have to say that in the darkness on the shortest night of the year, our son thought they were great. Clearly someone has made a real effort to entertain and brighten up the neighbourhood. Given that there weren't really any other lights about, it hadn't turned into oneupmanship. I know energy saving matters and so does community so, for what it is worth, thanks to the household who added some Christmas sparkle on the Winter Solstice for my family.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Old Christmas albums never die, they just go to Cheerful Earful

Ever wondered where those cheesy Christmas albums have gone? Are they lost forever?

Thankfully, a kind-hearted soul at Cheerful Earful offers them a home and a place for us to go and download these long gone, yet still appealing tunes (well, once you've started the over-indulging over Christmas).

So if you are bored like me of dusting off the various Now It's Christmas/Best Christmas Album Ever-type CDs, why not get some strangely appropriate cheesy Christmas tunes coutesy of Inkydog?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Donate a gift to a child in The community this Christmas

When you are out shopping in Norwich this Christmas, why not buy an extra one for a child in the community less fortunate and donate it? The scheme is called the Giving Tree and you hand in the gift at the Castle Mall shopping centre along with a gift tag that you will be given to write your Christmas message. Never mind the excess drinking and Christmas pud, this is what it is really about! :-)