We have all heard of genies in lamps, even a genie in a bottle. Jeannie’s bottle seems to have been fairly cheap. But this is a real blast. Carol singers in a can, the sound emerging horn-style. It is the kind of noise that gives a simple pleasure … if you are the one producing it. And the repertoire is – well, constant.
Here are a few pictures of Fun in the Lounge things. And I am eyeing up on my deak Judith Flanders’ ‘Christmas: a biography’ – what a great topic for a book. It has a legend of symbols used throughout – Carnival and riot, Religion: ritual and rite, The gift-bringers: Saints to Santa. Fun in the Lounge should be a whole lot better informed next year.
But what? Every year add a decoration or two and gradually your collection will build up. Sometimes things arrive in large boxes and it is so tempting to open them immediately. I think there is a pond in this box … the Villagers will be happy to have a true skating surface at last (they had been making do with a mirror). This came from The Christmas Hut.