Christmas is Coming

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I love the use of the royal “we” in this!

The World of Neil

Sunday sees the start of December, which means the countdown to Christmas will well and truly be on. Last week, the civic countdown in Aberdeen got underway with the switch on of the Christmas lights in the city centre. I usually take the bus into town early in the morning, so its still dark when I get there. The vivacity of the lights is in stark contrast to the darkness and they look spectacular. They’re in traditional Christmas colours of red, white and green. Local authorities often are pilloried for services provided, and get so little praise. Aberdeen City Council certainly deserve it over the lights. They look amazing, and are a cheery sight first thing in the morning.

It does seem this year that the preparations have begun earlier than usual. But for me, the build up to Christmas is as exciting as the day itself. We buy our…

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