We looked up the traffic reports and read that over 14 million cars were going to be on the road on Christmas Eve.
There may well have been, but we didn’t see that many actually and so made excellent time traveling down to our friend.
We’ve enjoyed a peaceful Christmas Day, having walked the dogs twice before settling down to a late meal and watching TV, a novelty for us.
According to the media, over 67% of programmes being shown over the Holidays are repeats. We dumped our TV 8 years ago, and some of what we’re watching now were repeats then! The only thing that seems to have changed is the breaks for adverts, half of which don’t make sense, and now interrupt viewing every 10 minutes.
We watched a film last night (billed as 8pm to 10.45pm), one we hadn’t actually seen and had failed in our efforts to view on the boat. We had 10 minutes of film, 9 minutes of adverts, followed by 9 minutes of film and 10 minutes of adverts. I timed it!
This continued until the last section, when we actually had 15 minutes of film before the end credits at 10.30pm. The time until the next programme was filled with repeated adverts.
And most of the adverts were for …………………..
The Sales that start tomorrow.
We saw several Chain and Mail Order HGV vehicles going in the opposite direction to us yesterday, no doubt delivering to the relevant stores ready for the pandemonium to begin.
More bedlam, manic queues and shoppers, more frustrations.
Glad we won’t be joining them as we have no room, need or money for anything advertised!