‘It’s a silly season and I’m exhausted’ Rubbish Day

It was my birthday yesterday. It’s Christmas in a week. The children are on holiday. The bloodhound and/or the boychild keep waking me before 5. I am exhausted. I was too exhausted even to deal with rubbish on my own this morning. I recruited a special helper.

And so, without further ado, our rules for the silly season:

1. If it is shiny and garish, wear it.


2. If it stands still, decorate it with something shiny and garish. (Don’t bother counting your grey hairs; you’ll be earning more over the next month.)


3. If it’s not still, dance with it.




4. If it’s a Barbie undress it and cover it it in plasters; lose all the tiny shoes and cry about that often.


5. Cling to your sense of humour like it is the last good thing on Earth.


6. Keep twirling, even when you get dizzy.


Happy week to each and everyone.


About tracyloveshistory

I have an inordinate fondness for a long time ago. I write about history and my family's place in it; clothes, shoes, war, memory, loss and whatever else takes my fancy. I wear red lipstick every second day and I dress up. A lot. Photograph by the extraordinary Ben Skinner at Arwen Garnentry.

4 responses to “‘It’s a silly season and I’m exhausted’ Rubbish Day

  1. Congratulations with your birthday yesterday. We all need helpers sometimes. Yours is very cute.

    I hope the collectors appreciate the decorated bins 😉

  2. Happy birthday! I’m sorry you’re feeling exhausted but thanks for upholding your commitment to entertain us today and for dancing. Twice.

  3. Jocelyn

    A twirly, sparkly Christmas collection! Now that’s what I call discipline……

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