If you haven't noticed its now just a few days before Christmas and we are all ready for it. The presents are under the tree and the food is in the fridge. We have enough beer to keep us going for the next few days and after tomorrow, my busiest day of the year when every lazy bugar who cant be arsed going shopping sits around their house waiting for their 'Asda Santa', to arrive with their booze, wrapping paper and last minute presents for their underprivileged and over protected children. Its actually quite good fun listening to the wives shout at their husbands in the kitchen as they 'discuss' whether or not the 4 bottles of gin are enough for Xmas as I stand on their doorstep in the pouring rain waiting for a signature. Its all good fun!
Anyway, everyone around here is also ready for the festive season and with it all comes the hundreds of pounds spent on flashing lights and Xmas trees that will sit in their living rooms until they get thrown away and forgotten again early in the new year - or in the case of some people late on christmas day evening! I thought about posting a few pics of all the wild and wonderful displays, but in the end decided to go the other way and show the cheap and downright weird displays that I found when visiting the physio the other week....these include some baubles on sticks, a skeleton dressed as Santa and the smallest tree you have ever seen...if you don't believe me take a look
|Modern festive art or cheap and last minute?|
|I actually really like this!|
|Its there - on the window sill....|
|Which one is mum?|
We had a really nice afternoon looking around as well as trying out the various food and drink stalls and enjoying the Christmassy atmosphere. Unfortunately, as its so busy at work and I was working at 7am on the Sunday morning, we couldn't spend more time drinking and taking in the sights, so we headed home in early evening and had a quiet night it.
|A good afternoon - Beer and Brattys!|
|Its the last day of the markets!|
|City Centre Santa|
|Buffy at the markets|
|Royal Exchange theatre|
|Predator man having a break..|