We’ve since added a heap more decorations and lights (we couldn’t resist).
There’s so much talk in the media and on the streets here about the economy and how bad it is. You wouldn’t have guessed yesterday on Fifth Avenue. It was wall-to-wall crowd, all out for ‘Super Saturday’ – the biggest retail day before Christmas. The shops do seem to have a lot of stock though, and almost everywhere is offering sales, sometimes up to 70 per cent off original prices. (If only the Aussie dollar was a little stronger…)
Despite the insane crowds, shop assistants are unfailingly polite and cheerful. Christmas songs play in every store.
I loved Demi Lovato’s version of ‘Wonderful Christmas time’ to start with, but if I never hear it again, it will be too soon.