OK, my rant the other day did seem to scare everyone away, but what the hell - I am enjoying the opportunity to just put my thoughts down on paper. Here in Canada after a cold and icy snap, we are back the right side of zero degrees and it is miserable and raining. So I have felt the need to put up my exterior Christmas decorations - I know, but it is now less than a month to Christmas and in my street I am definitely a late starter. Always been a believer that less is more, and the rule in our household is only white lights (despite my kids' pleas for plastic Santas and all that malarkey (not so much these days you understand, they are 26, 24 and 15) but back in the day I had to explain the principle of less is more. Hopwever, I am thinking maybe they could teach me something.