Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas..............

I'm not sure if I'm quite ready for Christmas.
The thought of spending all that money brings me out in a cold sweat.

I'm what you might call frugal.
(For 'frugal' read 'tightwad'!)

You'll be pleased to know that my chair has now been removed from my neighbours roof!


As I said, the people round here can be a bit of a weird bunch, to say the least!

But, every year, they spare no expense when it comes to decorating the outside of their homes ready for Christmas.

One of my neighbours stopped me the other day.

(This lady was at the same school as the late Mr Dollytub. He always referred to her as "Mrs Pilbury", can't think why!)

(She was very popular with many of the lads at school, apparently.)

"I've not seen you for ages," she said, munching her way through a huge packet of marshmallows.

"D'ya wommt womm?" she said, offering the bag.

"No thanks. I'm gonna have me tea soon." I said.

I reeeeaaalllly don't like talking to this woman.

For those who know me personally - this is the neighbour who coincidently had a huge Christmas tree in her porch last year. This was around the same time that "someone" jumped into my garden and chopped down one of my fir trees.

"What were you doin' the other day over the road?" she asked.

(Oh damn! It would have to be HER who had seen me!)

Without giving me chance to answer, she said,

"I thought you were 'elping with their exterior Christmas decorations."

"You don't decorate the outside of your place do you?" she asked accusingly.

I heaved a big sigh, "Look, I really don't have time to gossip. Anyway, even if I could physically climb about up there, I wouldn't join in."

"Why's that then?" she probed.

I knew she wouldn't go without further information. I told her,

"Because you're all like a bunch of little boys in a peeing contest. Each trying to outdo the other!"

(Although I don't think I said 'peeing', ooops!)

I thought the remark went completely over her head.

She looked at her watch, quickly said "Cheers, must go!", and ran into her house.

Later that night, as I drove back from Sainsbury's down the avenue, I realised the contest had already started.

Outside "Mrs Pilbury's" house, I saw...................

I don't think ANYONE will top that!


I've just been looking on AMAZON for a recipe book for my sister's present.

I'm not sure about this one, though.........................


Don't forget to pop back, will you?


KC'sCourt! said...

This blog is so funny and true! I love the pictures.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

VintageVicki said...

You always make me smile - a great start to my day :)

Nana Go-Go said...

Hysterical! Marshmallow Woman seems to have a great sense of humour too!Thanks for giving me such a laugh on this snowbound day!

Autumn Mist said...

That's brilliant. If I see anything like that round here, you'll be the first to know. I take it you've got snow? Wrap up warm. xx

bad penny said...

Oh you do make me larf !!
About your comment over at mine - doesn't everone keep crocoliles ?

I gots hens before I checked the covenant on our house & people kept telling me I'd have to check it for banning chicken keeping.

Funny how those very people are enjoying buying my hens's eggs cheaply now !

frugal fuddle said...

lol!! Thank you so much for dropping a message on my blog as it has enabled me to find you!

So funny, I shall follow with interest ;)

The Vintage Kitten said...

I can just picture Mrs Pilbury, Soooo funny!

Talking of decorating our houses, years ago I lived beside someone who put a xmas bell light thingy ma bob on the outside of their house, you know the type, the light switches from one side of the bell to the other abit like the sort of lights in a sex shop/red light district you see in American films like Micky Spillane. The kind you can see flashing through the apartment window (or in our case our nets) while the film narrator in an American drawl says things like "It was a long hot night and Trixie was........."..... Anyway, I hated this tacky xmas decoration as it flashed continuously into my sitting room and worse still it stayed up all year round. I went by there about 4 years after I moved and the damn thing was still up on their wall. I honestly think I would prefer your chair on the roof neighbour LOL!