FAIRY LIGHTS

entry picture

Warning: Undefined variable $base in /home/wol/wol-git/www/public/blogentry.php on line 377

 

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.

◄ THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

SO WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? ►

Comments

Profile image

John Coopey

Tue 29th Nov 2022 20:58

When I worked at Grimethorpe, Uilleam, we reckoned that half the houses there were wired into the street lighting!

Profile image

Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 29th Nov 2022 14:42

Funny you should mention gaslights John; as it 'appens, there was one of those right outside our house, and it was on Christmas eve, 1952 when my dad had one of his bright ideas............😢

Profile image

John Coopey

Tue 29th Nov 2022 13:55

I thought you were going to tell me the gas lamplighter lit them, Uilleam.
And thanks for the Likes, Stephen A. Holden, and Stephen G.

Profile image

Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 29th Nov 2022 11:49

In the those far-off days of my childhood 1948+, our fairylights were substantially made, of glass and brass-and filaments!
I kid you not, there were such things.

And when dad was putting them on the tree, if one wasn't working, a flick of a fingernail on the bulb would often shake the filament, causing it to re-connect then stay lit.

Oh, the wonders of technology in those days!

Profile image

John Coopey

Mon 28th Nov 2022 16:03

Quite right, Uilleam and MC. Many people think there is no such stuff.
And thanks for the Likes, Helene, Clare and Frederick.

Profile image

M.C. Newberry

Mon 28th Nov 2022 14:23

Romans kept geese on Hadrian's Wall? Fascinating. It could
account for why Romans have a reputation for goosing female
tourists. 😋

Profile image

Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 28th Nov 2022 09:22

leave a small piece of goose cheese in with them.

That's why the Romans on Hadrian's wall kept geese as guards - to keep the hobgoblins away.

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message