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
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!