The Sun newspaper ran a story about Lidl’s wire tables this week reporting that “everyone is going crazy” for them. I don’t usually have cause to read the Sun but I imagine it’s not often that a furniture bargain hits the headlines. No wonder this story caught the editor’s eye though. Lidl have [Read more…]
When I was growing up, we had sets of crockery, cutlery and glassware kept for “best”, stored away in their original packaging, to be unwrapped once a year only on Christmas Eve in preparation for the big day. This was a refection of a more austere age, when anything that wasn’t pyrex was a luxury item and couldn’t possibly be subjected to the rigours of everyday family life.
In recent times there has been a cultural shift towards [Read more…]
I must begin this post with a confession: In recent years I have not been on my Christmas decorating game. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas decor. And in a fantasy parallel life, where there’s little more to worry about in November and December than [Read more…]