Today we started the ritual of Getting Down The Christmas Decorations and the all important Test Of The Lights. The lights didn't work........so then starts the ritual of Testing Each Light and Checking The Fuses...lots of grunting and clucking noises from DH...still no joy. It seems several of our lights need new bulbs.
Off we go trawling around ASDA to look for new bulbs, but our local one doesn't sell bulbs. They do, however, sell Christmas Tree light sets at 100 lights of £4 so, after a hasty discussion, we think that maybe it might be easier to just start afresh with new lights......BUT our ASDA only sells sets of white lights, not the pretty coloured ones we have had at home for 10+ years so.......
Off to the local electrical shop who sells bulbs, lots of bulbs for lots of types of Christmas Tree lights, but not our obsolete ones. Nor can we find anywhere local where they sell pretty strings of coloured lights for indoor use, or those foil decorations for hanging from the ceiling.......When Woolies were around I was guaranteed to find every ornament and light I wanted in any shape or form : (
So we are improvising with Holly from the allotment, and Ivy from the back of our garden.