Driving home last night it was amazing to see some of the Christmas lights that people have put up, it seems to have all turned into a great testosterone dick-waving thing: “I’ve got bigger and brighter lights and reindeers and santas on my roof than you have.” None of the trees in peoples’ houses seem to be set up so that they can see them, they’re all placed in windows so that other people can see them.

Not for us! Out came the dusty box of decorations on the weekend, a handful of ornaments, a few lengths of tinsel, and a great tangle of fairy lights. A moment of panic when I thought we’d lost the power-pack for the lights, since we hadn’t used them since before moving house, then I realised that it was the mysterious extra transformer that’s been sitting on the bedroom floor for months.

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