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Take the advice this year.


Before you put them away neatly coiled last year you checked them and they worked.

You took them out this year and they have inextricably entangled themselves; and they don’t work.

You wonder why, but you needn’t.  The answer is in the name, Fairy Lights.  It is, of course, the fairies who make them work.

But where ever there are fairies there are hobgoblins and it is their work to sabotage them.

When you pack them away this year my advice is to leave a small piece of goose cheese in with them.  Hobgoblins hate the stuff.




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John Coopey

Thu 30th Dec 2021 21:38

Goose cheese is available at our local deli, MC, next to the butcher’s where I get my sheep’s eggs.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 30th Dec 2021 18:08

Airy-fairy is my response-sense
To this endearing piece of non-sense
Is it expected that I and you seize
The belief in something known as goose cheese?!
But I'm happy to let my imagination take wing
With what a gander at Coopey's goose-ing can bring! 😋

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John Coopey

Thu 30th Dec 2021 18:00

It doesn’t matter that the lights are new either, Stephen. We’ve bought them in January when they’re reduced in price. No matter; they still don’t work when we take them out the box in December!

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 30th Dec 2021 16:59

They certainly get around, Hobgoblins. It's true, something happens while the lights are in the box for 48 weeks.

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 30th Dec 2021 16:52

That's the stuff, John! 😋

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 30th Dec 2021 11:07

Hobgoblins are quite nice liquidised & in a pint glass. I've a couple of bottles of them in the cupboard.
Perhaps I could set a mouse trap in the fairy light box? And make a sort of home brew??
Curiouser & Curiouser

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John Coopey

Thu 30th Dec 2021 11:06

I once had a Goblin Teasmaid, Kevin. But I told you about that in “Imagine My Surprise!”
And thanks for the Like, Stephen.

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kJ Walker

Thu 30th Dec 2021 09:55

I think that the hobgoblins are on to you John, and have tried to sabotage your audio.
Maybe instead of scaring them off with goose cheese you could appease them with a nice glass of budgie milk.

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John Coopey

Wed 29th Dec 2021 23:50

I'll have a gander for some for you down our local deli, John. And compliments of the season to you both.
And thanks for the Likes, Holden, Kishore and Ursula.

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 29th Dec 2021 22:37

I'll tell you what, if I was a smoker, I'd want some of what you're on! JC. Happy New Year!

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John Botterill

Wed 29th Dec 2021 22:24

That's so true John. Every damn year's the same. Any brand of goose cheese you recommend? 😀

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