Thursday, 9 December 2021

Over illumination

Having expounded in my last post the desire for festive lighting this year I fear some retailers are taking this too far.  My concern was first alerted when I saw light up bottles of alcohol in the shops.  Generally the concoction in the bottle isn’t anything I recognise so I wouldn’t buy it, various fruit but possibly chemical flavoured spirits.  I like my gin to taste of gin and I certainly wouldn’t want the bottle to illuminate.  

Since I first saw the booze I’ve noticed a trend.  Light up biscuit tins, light up boxes of chocolates.  I have no idea how these novelties work, presumably there a smallish battery somewhere.  But aren’t we all supposed to be reducing waste and pollution, I bet these light won’t last much beyond the festive season and the containers will be relegated to the bins in the new year.  

Having said I won’t be buying any of the above, I hope I won’t be receiving any.  I always get annoyed by the shelves of ‘party food’ at this time of year. Over packaged unnecessary fussy mouthfuls of neither wholesome nor nourishing food but I think this Christmas things have gone a step too far. I know I’m back to bah humbug but really where will it end, light up sprouts anyone.

7 comments:

  1. Whatever next although that box of sweets does look rather attractive I must say.

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  2. And the bottles (ignoring the light up part) are very attractive also. Perhaps you can salvage them for next year's tipple?

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  3. Totally agree with you,far too much rubbish food and drink, we like simple traditional food.

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  4. Such a surprise to see you're back in Ickley, but perhaps like us lockdown proved too much. We moved in June, not as far as you but all the same a long way, 294 MILES, from Suffolk to S Wales
    And here we are in the town where I was born 78 years ago. We were exhausted after the move and it took weeks to get ourselves sorted. We are still unpacking boxes. Yes you'll need to wrap up warm!

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  5. There has always been Christmas tat for sale, even when I was a child. The difference is that then we couldn't afford any of it. I suspect that people will buy more this year to make up for last year being such a disappointment.

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  6. It's ridiculous isn't it? Such a waste of money and resources. I'm joining you with a 'Bah Humbug!'

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