The last days of Christmas

LONDON – It’s sales season now in London and I hit the stores in search of a bargain. There were thousands of people on the streets carrying bags with recent purchases. I forced myself not to buy anything until after Christmas and it was well worth it because so many shops are doing 50% off. Bargain time!

Anyway, here’s a few snaps I took that capture the last days of Christmas.

This reindeer is enormous!


Okay, I know I’ve posted a photo of this tree earlier, but it looked so great again today. I love it. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This was by far the oddest tree I’ve seen this year. It’s sponsored by a liquor company. I loved the older man in front of me gazing up at it. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Just around the corner from the Covent Garden High Street is an area that sells supplies for dancers. I find them a bit intimidating to be honest. Reminds me that I can’t dance and that I eat too much. But I loved this Christmas tree of ballet shoes. So cute.  Christmas collage1

Anyway, that’s all. Got any great Christmas photos from your area?

I couldn’t resist

LONDON – I know. It’s wrong. It’s very wrong. Department stores just couldn’t wait to flog their Christmas wares in front of us. I admit it annoys me because I know that it’s all about profit and has nothing to do with Christianity. Harrods actually sells Christmas goods year round as tourists like to stock up whenever they are in London.

Liberty of London had their Christmas Shop ready in September. I know. I was there. And I loved it. I’m always the first to turn my nose up at such things but I just got excited as I saw all the pretty ornaments on show. The lights were twinkling, Bing Cosby was singing and it was festive. I couldn’t help but be seduced. I even took a few snaps.  

Anyway, I promise not to talk about Christmas till very near the holiday season. Do you have plans yet for the holidays? OK, I know, too soon to discuss.