Lights On For Lockdown

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Moose, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Taken the Xmas tree down, but the outside lights are staying on for the time being. Lockdown needs brightening up.

    Apparently it used to be a thing to keep decs up until Candlemas (no me neither, 2nd Feb). So it’s a thing.

    Who’s with me?
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  2. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Too late. Gone.

    Wasn’t Candlemas what we had during the Three Day Week? Bloody unions.
  3. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Well get them back up. Were you that bored at the weekend?
  4. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I love putting the Xmas decorations in the loft. Why?
    Back in ye olden days for 4th form Eng. Lit. Xmas holiday homework I was set a task of a structured review (place, plot, characters, scene locations, themes. memorable lines etc.) of Act I of Twelfth Night. This I HAD NO INTENTION OF DOING (it was the first white Xmas for years). Come English lesson on the Tuesday back, when asked where my project was I told my teacher that it had been mistakenly put up in the loft with the Xmas decorations. I then had a week (which I stretched out to a fortnight) in which " dad's borrowing a ladder from work..." that gave me time to produce a wad of paper-mache that was my ruined homework as "...the roof had leaked during the thaw..."
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  5. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I took them down two hours before your post.

    tbf I might well keep outside lights on all year if I had some.
  6. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The fact that work gets handed in online these days, the old excuses such as "the dog ate my homework" have long gone.
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    To be replaced by “my computer crashed”, “I lost the file” etc etc.
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Well, there should be some going cheap now.

    Your choice m8. Endure the lockdown and the ‘Beast from the East’ in your dimly lit hobbit hole or live in a magical grotto (one strip of outdoor lights) like me and Mrs Moose.
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  9. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I'll keep the fairy lights up around the fireplace.
    I'll drape them around my "Cockney Classic" trophy,Socrates and David,oh and the the cat ornaments too.
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Good to have you on board.
  11. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I've disconnected power to the timers and stuff so the lights are still up on the house but aren't coming on. I'm on the fence on this one, I might wait and see if it picks up then jump on board claiming I was always going to do it.
  12. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    An excellent approach to all things.
  13. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Taken down the decorations but my outdoor lights are still up.

    As you say, life needs brightening up at the moment.
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  14. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Took the decorations down inside MeisterManor as soon as I realised there would be no visitors this year. Tree was up until boxing day but I don't think I ever switched it's lights on.
    I don't do outside decorations because I'm a miserable middle aged sod.
  15. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Put the normal decs up but didn’t even bother putting up the outside ones this year as had been really busy and then it didn’t seem worth it. I regretted every day they weren’t up but felt smug on Monday when I didn’t have to get them down with the rest of the tat.
  16. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Took the lights down today but have left the 10ft inflatable 3 wise men and santa in a manger scene up for lockdown
  17. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    My wife - she leaves all of the lights on in and out of the house all the time (and all of the TVs)
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  18. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    What Jesus would have wanted m8.
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  19. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    On the 29 March 2020 I put up some white lights on the outside of the house, declaring to the household that they would stay until the pandemic lockdown was over. A mark of hope and defiance against an unseen foe. Expecting them to be down by September.

    I replaced the white lights with coloured lights for Christmas. They came down on Sunday. Now I have told the household that the white lights will go up again when deaths are down to 100 a week. This I expect to happen at some point before Candlemas 2022. This time as a mark of victory and celebration.
  20. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    It’s not too late to put them up!
  21. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  22. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I experimented with 'my computer crashed' as early as 1995. Needless to say, it was not believed and I got in lots if trouble.
  23. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I actually don't see the point. We aren't allowed outside so why illuminate that forbidden realm?
  24. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Over the years I've simplified and co-ordinated the lights and colours. You don't need to go overboard to get a good display. This year my daughter heard some kids outside discussing our lights. "Eight out of ten" they said apparently.

    The little ****s!
  25. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    They were probably talking about how many of your gnome collection to nick, not your lights.
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  26. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    It’s a lockdown not a nuclear war. You can look out of the window and even go for a walk.

    Wouldn’t you rather walk in a magical fairyland?
  27. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Less is more. It takes years to appreciate that wisdom.

    Though one big house near us has a single straggly looking reindeer outside. So less can also be less.

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