What's the best thing about this time of year?
An excuse to dress up? Nah, don't need one of those, as you can see from this week's outfits, I do it on a daily basis.
The food? Don't think so. This is the contents of our fridge. We're off for an Indian with the rest of the Dead Relatives Society on Xmas Day. No big shop needed (I'll nip into News 'n' Booze on the way to the curry house for the wine). We won't be eating any more than usual just 'cos it's the Baby Jesus's birthday.
The decorations? You're mistaken, there's no festive decor to see here, you're looking at my art installation. Inspired by Frank, it's called Balls To The Lot Of It.
The best thing about this time of year is that, while the rest of the population take on the appearance of the undead, traipsing around shopping centres like zombies, buying mass produced shite they can't really afford and swearing at anyone who dares get in their way, the chazzas are deserted.
Here's just a bit of what we've bought recently.
As sales are slow many chazzas have got sales on - my favourite had reduced everything to £1 and even though it's modern I couldn't resist this fringed suedette waistcoat which went with what I was already wearing.
Hooray for non-retail shopping in December - no queues, no argy bargy, no credit card debt and best of all, no bastard awful Xmas songs on the PA system. As we've given the mainstream shops a wide berth I've only been subjected to Stop The Calvary once this year, thank f*ck.
|Massive sleeved maxi (from Curtise, sleeves added by me); Indian waistcoat (Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, 2016); Hmong necklace (from Krista); Silver boots (Retail)|
As atheist orphans our Xmas is simply a bank holiday devoid of tradition and without family commitments, god-bothering or over indulgence but, however you spend it, I hope yours is everything you want it to be.
See you soon!