Sunday, October 15, 2006

First Cuckoo?



Time was, when 'The Times' always published a letter from the first person to have heard the first cuckoo of the year.

I think it time to add to this idea of first hearings, or in this case sightings, with the first Christmas decorations of the year.

I claim the honour!

Tonight, 15th October 2006, in Gosling Way, Kennington, London I saw the first Christmas decorations of the year, not only up, but illuminated too; courtesy of Lambeth Council.

Ten weeks before Christmas and lit decorations ~ I think that someone within the council has gone quite cuckoo.

2 comments:

Ian said...

One of the Sunday papers pointed out how bizarre it was that while Christmas decorations were being put up in a small coastal town, people were walking around in shorts and flip-flops enjoying the extended Summer.

Scrooge said...

As i drive to work everyday I see similar lights already up and blazing away. They start off as being for the festival of Divali in late October and then stay up for Christmas afterwards.