Monday, 6 December 2010
Extensive efforts bring slight elevation of the disappointment
We have found a way to lessen the ugliness of our Christmas tree. By hacking off large proportions of its mass, draping it with forty different colours of tinsel and shining a high powered tungsten filament lamp directly at the tree for the duration of its stay, it we can lift it into the realms of mildly disgusting rather than heart-breakingly repugnant. This was helped by an envy-fuelled rampage of tidying my mother carried out* after visiting someone else's compulsively tidy house.
*Was not successful in finding a cool way of saying mother. I considered 'mum,' 'mummy,' 'maid,' 'parent' and was very close to 'female parent.'