Sunday, 26 December 2010

Boxing Day is just show business with blood.

Okay, so that's not REALLY the quote of the day, but I suppose it might be in some households!

I know too that it really ISN'T Boxing Day because that should be on the first official working day after Christmas - as in Monday. That seems to have been swept away by a inexorable tide of commercialism. I pity the poor shop workers for whom today is going to be long and busy and probably thankless.

Today is stunning! Bright, bright sunshine, blue sky, twinkly frost.

And I'm in a de-cluttering mood. It's funny how holidays, even just one day, have that effect on me. Yesterday evening I de-cluttered the kitchen work surface. This involved moving all the clutter to somewhere else so now  other places are even more cluttered but the kitchen work surface is positively MINIMALIST. The phrase re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic comes to mind.

This was mainly to accommodate the new coffee machine, which does make exceedingly good expresso and capuccino so eat your heart out Starbucks.

I'm sure they're re-thinking their business strategy as I write.