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It's Groundhog Day - oh no it's not, 
5th-Jan-2007 07:07 pm
knitting sketch
it's Twelfth Night.

Hesadevil: (getting into the Panto mood) Oh no it's not - ::checks radio controlled barometer/clock thingy:: - oh yes it is - it's Twelfth Night!

MWNN: Again? I think not, Finknoffle, we celebrated it last night.

Hesadevil: Yesterday was the 4th - it's Twelfth Night tonight.

MWNN: Thank goodness for that. The decorations should all have been down by midnight and I found that stray star lurking behind the elephants this morning.

Hesadevil: Elephants? Ye gads, hand me the rifle, Jeeves.

MWNN: Rifle? I thought you said pack for a picnic. ::holds out the trifle::

Hesadevil: Good thinking - we can celebrate the arrival of the new TV with that. The chocolate box is almost empty and the champagne....

MWNN: Is chilling in the refrigerator, ol' chap.
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The TV delivery man is late damnit - we waited in all day (delivery between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm) and the dog hasn't been walked yet. MWNN has dismantled the hi-fi system and left the 26 year-old TV out for dumping but where is its replacement?
Comments 
5th-Jan-2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
You put me in a total flap yesterday, announcing it was Twelfth Night. No way was I going to get the stuff down! I'd just worked myself up into a happy state of 'Sod it! Weekend's good enough' when kathyh posted her Twelfth Day of Christmas icons (and very nice they are too) and I felt all obliged to rush around like a loony, tearing down tinsel. And WHY does it take ten times as long to get it down as get it up? Oo-er, missus... if only...
5th-Jan-2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
oops! It must have been too much forward planning a freudian slip in order to indulge in sinful ways for another evening.

WHY does it take ten times as long to get it down as get it up?
Maybe foreplay has something to do with it, but I know I like it done slowly, so let's have less of the tearing around .

raises another glass of bubbly.
5th-Jan-2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
I think you've had quite enough, madame!

Enjoy :)
5th-Jan-2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
when kathyh posted her Twelfth Day of Christmas icons

Aagghhh...don't go by me. I *never* know when Twelfth Night is, in fact I think I went by when your Twelve Days started from *g*.

And WHY does it take ten times as long to get it down as get it up?

We have to deflate our inflatable Santa (don't ask) and he makes this horrible squeaky noise as the air comes out of him. It feels as if we're killing Father Christmas!
5th-Jan-2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Happy Twelfth Night! Don't find yourself cross-gartered. With hey, ho, the wind and the rain.
5th-Jan-2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
OOh nice icon - I thought about using that one but decided it took too much room on the list for one day's useage.

Happy Twelfth Night to you.
5th-Jan-2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
You've eaten the chocs already?
5th-Jan-2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Not opened yours yet - this was the 'reduced-price box (same flavours) MWNN picked up at Waitrose the other day.
5th-Jan-2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ah, well at least there won't be a chocolate famine soon.
5th-Jan-2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, new TV. How lovely! :)

I took all the decorations down this morning. It's so nice to have the house back to some kind of normality again. :)
5th-Jan-2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, new TV. How lovely!
It might be but as it hasn't arrived, we don't know if it is yet. The old one is really old (26 years) - the only connector it has is the co-ax arial, so plugging it in to the cable box and DVD, Hi-fi, and Video is a real spaghetti-junction nightmare with wires all over the place.

I've decided I don't like the normal look. I want the sparkly glow back. Maybe it's time to invest in some recessed lighting? Problem is - nowhere to recess it ;)
5th-Jan-2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
After 26 years, I should think you deserve a new TV! The longest we had one was for about 10 years. I hope it arrives soon. :)

I have to admit, I *do* miss the Christmas lights. But I'm not sorry to get rid of all the tinsel. ;)
5th-Jan-2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
we did the maths a couple of times, then had a big clear up! thought 12th night was tomorrow...
5th-Jan-2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
After the two bottles of champagne, having got it wrong yesterday, my maths is a little ropey but I know it's the night before the Epiphany and the one on which the 'King Cake' is eaten - if I had one to eat that is. but I didn't dare risk a baking disaster experiment and you can't buy one in this counry.

5th-Jan-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
26 is a good age for a TV. I do hope the new one turns up at some point!
6th-Jan-2007 12:13 am (UTC)
The 26 year-old was purchased by MWNN in January 2001 while he'd popped out to buy some bin liners. It's done remarkably well for a sale item.

The new one's going to arrive on Monday, I just know it, when I'm out delivering MWNN to the airport. Then I'll have to treck all the way over to parcelforce depot in Welwyn to retrieve it and lug it into the house unaided - I know it is I just know it - woe woe and thrice woe (oops wrong play).

::backs away from the champagne bottle::
6th-Jan-2007 02:28 am (UTC)
See I could work a 26 yr old one! Buttons! none of the new ones have buttonses. Is sad.
6th-Jan-2007 10:53 am (UTC)
We can work the 26 year old one too - but it's 'dying'. Everything's in sepia and sometimes everything just goes pffft! No sound, no picture, and when we turn it off there's these little ghosty colours just sitting there glowing at us. It's time to put it down humanely.

Still no sign of the new one though.
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