Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

In previous years I've posted an outdoors Christmas picture. This year I'll share the minimum effort decorations going on in my hallway. Today there has been ice, sleet and hail outside. Do you blame me for staying indoors?

I did venture into Birmingham earlier in the week to find that this year the visiting German market has got bigger but is selling fewer things, that I've already missed the best bargains in the supposedly post-Christmas sales and that the bull is ticking off several trends at once (onesies and knitwear that could be either festive or channelling The Killing) in his new outfit.

Have a lovely Christmas.

K x


Timberati said...

Merry Christmas, K.

I'm not sure that putting a knitted onesie on a bull provides the best way to present whatever they want to present. A large menacing bull does not put me in the mind to shopping, perhaps you have a different experience with it.

May your 2012 be prosperous and joy filled.

postcardsfromk said...

The shopping centre is, for historical reasons, called the Bullring. I agree with you that the knitwear adds nothing though!

Timberati said...

No, you are right, it's onesie is not giving me a "warm and fuzzy" feeling.

Still, I suppose the "Bull Ring" sounds better that the abattoir, n'est ce pas?

postcardsfromk said...

The Bullring is next door to a building which used to bear the proud sign 'Birmingham's World Famous Rag Market'. Yes, that's right. If you want to buy some rags you could choose no finer destination. In January there'll be an oversized, baby blue, four-legged outfit for sale too.

Sho84 said...

Hey hey!

I always thought that name was funny too! World Famous Rag Market! Funnily enough no one ever stopped me on my travels to exclaim: 'You're from Birmingham?!? Don't they have an amazing rag market there?' :-)