And a peacock in a pear tree...
Anything both affixed to the exterior wall of a house and plugged into an overburdened electricity supply (particularly if there are chasing lights involved) should, in Lady Bracknell's considered opinion, be consigned to oblivion in perpetuity. And the sooner the better.
However, the Editor has a colleague with an enviable talent for producing quite exceptionally beautiful, elegant and tasteful decorations to mark any number of occasions.
So taken was the Editor with these lovely peacocks that nothing would do but that she fetch her mobile telephone at once and commit them to photographic record for posterity.
The Editor has assured Lady Bracknell that she did not manage to capture so much as a fraction of the visual impact of these gorgeous creations, and that, "You had to be there".