Monday, 11 December 2006

Twinkle, twinkle

Himself and I spent several hours walking round our local garden centre which for the month of December is akin to walking through the wardrobe of The Lion The Witch and The...well, you get it. A Christmas wonderland of all things kitsch. Sparkly, in yer face and fabulous!

My only gripe is (of course there has to be one) what is it with these places that they almost always have a section exclusively selling pickles and preserves? I mean where's the connection? You go in for daffodil bulbs/grass seed and come out with preserves? And the biggest secret is how do they get folk to hand over a month's salary for them?

"Oh, look, Mother, a jar of horseradish and it's only six pounds fifty. What a bargain!"

4 comments:

Doll Weller said...

yes, and it doesn't stop at pickles. all of our garden emporiums sell CDs with such titles as Piped Muzac for the Soul or The Romance of the Pan Pipe. Why?

Caroline said...

My local garden centre is selling books and CDs now - I have NO idea what the connection is...

Lisa Main said...

Jigsaws, tea towels and a china department at ours

Robyn Savitri said...

And did I say our garden centre now has a butchery dept??