Just what "Feast" is that, exactly

"Typical man", I needed to buy some Christmas presents today as I have not got round to putting in an order on Amazon. So I went up to town after hearing confessions this morning to get some good books that I hope my immediate family will like. I also got some chocolate just in case they don't like them.

It was quite spooky visiting London the day before Christmas. Everywhere I went, people were talking about some "Festive season". On the tube, canned announcements advised us at regular intervals to look at the "Festive Travel" leaflet. In MacDonalds, I was going to order the "Festive Wrap" from the "Festive Menu" and ask what it was all about, but thought better of it.

Then a nice young African lady behind the counter greeted me with "Happy Christmas". I thanked her and asked what this "Festival" was that everyone seemed to be talking about. I'm not sure if I went a bit far when I added that Christianity was the only religion that nobody is allowed to mention in Britain today.

On my way home, I got a few things at Sainsburys and popped into Coment since it was next door and I could pick up a couple of peripherals (mouse & speakers) cheaply. I was amused to see that a whole section of the store was labelled "USA Style Fridge Freezers". According to Comet, it is "USA style" to have a six foot tall fridge freezer in tasteful grey. I'd be interested to hear what you guys across the pond think about that ;-)

Popular posts from this blog

Must we call it the Sacrament of Reconciliation rather than the Sacrament of Confession?

Clearing the confusion over the word "temptation"

Calling the modern lectionary into question

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose movement - an evening at The Keys

Three Things that are Wrong about Making Everyone Stand after Holy Communion