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A puzzle for our times

Why do people leave out Christmas trees for the recycling collection with decorations on?

It just seems such a waste. Time to go gleaning down Oakhill Road....


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Jan. 5th, 2004 04:30 am (UTC)
Liberate your inner PIKEY!!

I'm so proud of you.
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
This is Putney. They are posh decorations.
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, but rescuing good things out of the trash is so.... me....

But I have no room to store decorations or I'd be round your place Mr B, faster than I could get my coat on.

I still treasure the memory of making my mother proud of me (for once). I was doing my paper round, and I noticed a washboard sticking out of a skip, clean and very new looking... so I borrowed it. (We had a 'laundry' at the caravan, but it was a big sink with a mangle attached...) Mum was so chuffed, as she had been going on and on about trying to find one.

I got 50p for it too...
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
because they're lazy; even the cheap decorations arent /that/ cheap and I'd rather not buy lights again each year.
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:44 am (UTC)
Are they *nice* decorations...?
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
Some nice red ribbon, and some holly berries so far!
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
baffling ...
unless these are the sort of people who buy new, co-ordinated, decorations every year ... personally, I like putting them up and remembering where and when we got our decorations.

we try and buy a couple of new ones each year - 2003 brought forth a winged sheep, a new set of tiny white lights from Habitat, and a lovely sort of jewelled chain thing (first and third from a lovely shop in Brissle called Elephant, where I dare not go very often).
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: baffling ...
a winged sheep?


The one thing I'm missing for the tree each year is either a fairy, or a star for the top.
Jan. 5th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: baffling ...
The sheep is in the loft until next Fester now, I'm afraid.

> The one thing I'm missing for the tree each year is
> either a fairy, or a star for the top.

We have a little piccie of our friend Simon (toft@cix) who gets pride of place each year.
Jan. 5th, 2004 05:18 am (UTC)
that was a reply to *my* comment! Buggeroff!
Jan. 5th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: bah!
cant you share? :)

I'd find a gay friend to adorn the top of the tree, but they might argue about who is gaining the privilege that year..
Jan. 5th, 2004 06:05 am (UTC)
Re: baffling ...

Almost all of ours - not the ribbon or the lights - were made by ias and myself, and have been in use since. Not sure if we'll keep the biscuits we made this year (Nigella's pepper biscuits from Domestic Goddess), since they'll probably go stale and/or mouldy, and they are rather good...

Jan. 5th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
Well, gosh.

Why would want want to keep decorations ? What if your decorator didn't like them next year ? - or, and I hope it never happens, perhaps we lost dear Trixie and had to find someone else.

And after all, it's such terrible feng to store seasonal things like that.
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
I *think* it's because when you take the decorations off a real tree you get a shower of needles coming with them whereas just carrying them out through the house... no wait, you still get needles
Jan. 5th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
As most of my decorations are handmade, I'm quite mystified. :-) I take the holiday cards sent by friends and date them and put the cover on one side of a foam core shape and the message on the other. They are quite lovely and you can watch kids grow up in the holiday pix and such. I'd *never* throw them out! I'd love to go gleaning for pretty baubles though if people threw them out in my neighborhood!
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