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.