Monday 8 November 2010: Bella humbug
She knows it's illegal in our family to do anything Christmassy until after her birthday (in part because we want to make sure her birthday's separate from Christmas, but mainly because it's just not morally right to think about Christmas when it's, um, not Christmas time).
Which explains her reaction on seeing Christmas decorations in all the shops this afternoon: "Don't they know it's not even been my birthday yet?"
Clearly bloody not. Insanely, the till desk was surrounded with Christmas crackers, clearly encouraging people to impulse-buy. Who the feck buys Christmas crackers on the 8th of November?