Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Karen Overbury

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Karen Overbury

Article excerpt

AUGUST. So what are a third of the emails sent to me all about? Yes, of course, Christmas.

I delete most of them unopened, but the occasional one catches my eye.

Some are inspirational and I make a note of a something we might look at in homemaker much nearer the time. And some merit a quick "ahh, how sweet".

But I've already seen a crazy number of those (bit like all those links to cute cats on the internet - the first raises a chuckle, the second gets a laugh and the third a smile, but by the fourth, you don't bother looking).

However, there's another group of products I get annoyed by - the pointless products, the spend-moneyfor-the-sake-of-it sort things.

For instance, a highly-priced babygro with your child or grandchild's name on it so it reads something like "Sarah is Santa's little helper". Lot of money for a bit of stitching for a little one who can't read ... Or how about a wooden "lucky" wooden spoon to stir the Christmas pudding with? …

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