grumpy santa’s golden balls….


Being that we are, if not renowned, at least known for our minimalist Christmas decorations which, were it not for our grandchildren could easily descend to many degrees below minimal, you can imagine my surprise when I was, this very afternoon, faced with examples of these decorations being refurbished in our outhouse at an indecently advanced date. I just hope it’s not me who’s doing it….although it very well could be.


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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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27 Responses to grumpy santa’s golden balls….

  1. Mad Dog says:

    We were never allowed Christmas decorations until the weekend before Christmas and when I was really small they arrived on Christmas Eve along with Father Christmas 😉

  2. Francesca says:

    I am with you on this one. It is still only November.
    I mentioned the ‘C’ word yesterday when I met a friend in a supermarket dressed in red and green and asked if she was heading off to a Christmas party already. She started yelling ”LALALALALA” with her fingers in her ears. An appropriate response I thought.

  3. ardysez says:

    Ho, ho, ho. We are minimalist too, except when our daughter is home. My father’s business was growing Christmas trees and I think too much of a good thing is really too much. Over it.

  4. Back home in Germany in my childhood, the Christmas tree was decorated the evening before the 24th of December, and we as children could not enter the room before, so a 6pm we could hear a little chime and than we would enter the room with the Christmas tree shining in all it’s glory and real wax candle lights, Christmas songs were played from records while we were munching on homemade Christmas cookies. A great tradition my parents had passed on to us.

  5. Hard to remain minimalist when children are still young but I insist on waiting until the first of December. We accidentally landed on a street where Christmas lights are big, and I mean BIG. Forever doomed to be the poor cousin I am afraid. I wonder if some gold balls would cut it?

  6. Kathleen says:

    Work up to the decorations at your leisure!!!

  7. There is fricking Christmas decorations put all over the place here. Soon enough we’ll be putting them up now for Christmas next year!

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