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Is it ever to early to get a real Christmas tree?

Is it ever to early to get a real Christmas tree?

No this can’t be true? You’ll probably thinking I’ve edited this photo in photoshop or something? Well I can tell you now you are not seeing things.

You see this is a photo taken in June last year, of a shop (in Brighton again) selling real Christmas trees. Just look at that glorious blue sky!

In recent years I have always had a a fake Christmas tree, but from what I can remember from being a lot younger (when my family bought a real Christmas tree each year) the pines started to fall off the tree after just a few days. So if you bought one in June how would it last until December? Plus you would have to keep it in the garden or in your home and water it to keep it alive. I’d love to ask them how many trees they sold a week.

Slightly on this subject, the off licence near to where I used to live in Palmers Green always had this expensive bottle of champagne that cost £500 a bottle. It was in a tattered box high up balancing on a shelf behind the counter. One day I tried to get out of them how many they sold of these a year – they could only laugh and wouldn’t give me an answer – and from this I expect none have ever been sold! Who on earth in their right mind would buy a £500 bottle of champagne from an off licence in Palmers Green???

A dog is not just for christmas

A dog is not just for christmas

This is my final Christmas related post for now. I was outside Brixton tube one night just before Christmas when I passed by this busker. His Christmas hat was a nice touch, but the Christmas top and hat for the dog really made it for me. The dog was very well trained because he didn’t move, but unfortunately not much music was coming from him.

Still this dog has a long way to go to match Bella – Will’s/Office dog at Acknowledgement. My fellow employees keep buying outfits for Will’s dog and then claim they were bought by the fictional dog Stella (apparently Bella’s best mate).

Bella all shiny

Bella all shiny

Bella working it

Bella working it

While I mention Bella, I should also point out how much she loves to sun bathe and the photo below proves it…

Bella sunbathing

Bella sunbathing

Finally I shall just point out this piece of artwork I saw in a gallery in Mayfair a few months back. It was a stuffed dog eating a rodent which I thought was frighteningly similar to Bella.

A piece of art

A piece of art

Not Oscar winning material

Not Oscar winning material

Have you ever seen those rubbish Christmas themed films that seem to appear around Christmas? You often think why do they make them and who on Earth would buy them?

I will tell you buys these £3 dvds from Tesco, my mother. I can’t understand it and just thought she was winding me up, but she had actually bought them. When you read the synopsis of these films it gets even worse. I can’t bare to write anymore on this because it hurts.

The Jesus army badge

The modern Jesus army badge

Sticking on the Christmas theme (this is stretching the post similarities I know) is this beauty. Me and my mate Tom were walking through the backstreets north of Oxford Street when we came across the modern Jesus army van. It was all on it’s own. It was Sunday that day too, surely it should be in use on this religious day. What was it doing there? What is this all about? If it belonged to someone in the building it was parked outside then to afford a place there, the church must be paying well these days.

The modern Jesus army van

The modern Jesus army van

We need another Christmas turkey

We need another Christmas turkey

Some of you may have seen my tweet about this around Christmas time. Just to quickly fill you in, my Grandad is a retired wheelwright / carpenter who lives in the countryside.

So, me and my family were eating our Christmas dinner at my Grandad’s like we do every year. Usually at the end of dinner my Grandad gets the same puzzle toys he made years ago for us all to figure out. This year he went one better when for some reason we got onto the topic of my Grandad’s shot gun. I didn’t believe he owned one so he went and got his shot gun out. Just to point out there was no ammo in the gun, but that was brought to the table just in case.

To own a shot gun, I’m not sure on this exactly, but you need to pass a medical certificate each year, keep it in a cabinet and the police come round each year to check on it to give another certificate. I really don’t know how he passed all these! Anyways, it did provide something different to the traditional Christmas dinner.

Now this is funny, but not really something you couldn’t make up. Now what you couldn’t make up is the fact we took a camera out to our University Xmas Ball and got a whole film of random people doing the lesbian lick expression – just by claiming it was for a photography project.

It was suprisingly easy! Somehow we mananged to get our taxi driver in on the act, an elderly couple who are regulars in our local pub The Goose, the whole women’s rugby team, one of the bar staff from The Goose, a group in sombreros, a few stunners and one of our classmates.  

 

The taxi driver enjoyed it

The taxi driver enjoyed it

 

The locals were fair game

The locals were fair game

 

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lesbianlick_xmas04

The women's rugby team

The women's rugby team

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One of The Goose bar staff

One of The Goose bar staff

Hayley and Santa

Hayley and Santa

This photo of Hayley and Santa Claus was taken outside a nightclub in Dublin. The thing that’s wrong about this is that it was only 4pm at the time and we were nowhere near Christmas, it was early August!! Talk about Christmas getting earlier and earlier. This club obviously thought it was the right time to get the punters in early with a Christmas themed club night in August.