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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Once in royal David's city...

Those inventive people at Utility (you remember: the company from whom Dame Honoria purchased her very own superlambanana keyring) have outdone themselves this Christmas in combining a traditional window-dressing theme with something far more idiosyncratic.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the superlambananativity scene!

It is entirely ridiculous, but hugely endearing.

The large, (not cheap!), garden-ready, superlambanana models have been decked out as kings, shepherds, Mary and Joseph. There are crowns. There are tea towels. There are even little rope circles to keep the tea towels in place. (The superlambanana skull is entirely the wrong shape to accommodate the standard tea-towel-held-on-by-rope-circle shepherd's outfit: however; given that the whole shebang is inherently so absolutely daft, the teetering tea towels merely add to the charm.)

And there is a weeny, pink superlambababyjesus right in the middle, tucked into a little basket. Sorry, manger.

Having seen this display on Tuesday afternoon when, for once, the only camera I had about my person was the one which is integral to my mobile phone, I determined to return this morning, and to do so sufficiently early for the pavements to be relatively empty. Of course, the downside of that sort of timing is the reflection of the Biffa waste truck in the shop window...
(I did, though, inadvertently manage to capture for posterity the hanging display of superlambanana keyrings.)

Good people of Utility, Lady Bracknell's editor salutes your inventiveness and your creativity! Long may you continue to delight us with your talent for window-dressing, and to stock our beloved superlambanana-related souvenir products!

The Editor


Anonymous SphinxQueen said...

Okay, as no one else is going to do it, I shall let the side down.

Baaa-aaaaa humbug!!

10:54 pm  
Blogger Dame Honoria Glossop said...

That's the best shop window display I ever saw!

(I bought a Christmas superlambana, I couldn't resist)

6:56 pm  

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