Snap, Cracker and Pop….

Christmas isn’t Christmas without the obligatory cheapo cracker being pulled at the table and everyone sat round the table with their naff paper hats on and getting too drunk to remember to remove it.  I was looking at the crackers in supermarket earlier today and thought even though it’s tradition to have them what a waste of money just to wear a paper hat, read out jokes that are worse than your dads and a “present” which gets chucked in the bin at the end of Christmas day.  I don’t have time or the inclination to make crackers however i’ve found the perfect alternative.  John Lewis are selling fill you own crackers, it comes with a snap, motto and hat, thus saving you time and still allowing you to conform with tradition, all you’ll need is the present.

Christmas Cracker

For small children I’d add these great masks to keep them entertained for 10 minuetes whilst dinner is being served.  From the ELC, reduced to £4 for six.

Animal Masks

For me it’ll be a new mascara, my usual Max Factor False Lash Effect, in Boots they have them as part of a three for two offer.  I was first introduced to this mascara about 10 years ago when my sister told me one of her friends who I considered to be very cool swore by it, I’ve used it ever since.  For the price it’s the best I’ve ever used, I like my lashes to look dark and thick and this one does exactly as it says on the tin.

Max Factor False Lash Effect

I’ve just asked my husband what he would like to find in his, apparently he would like an allen key set.  If any of you know him this would not surprise you, his latest toy is an electric chop saw.  So for him I’m off to the UK Tool Centre for one of these, reduced to £10.55 including VAT.  Either that or a handful of Cadbury Heroes from the tin.

Aleen Key

If the jokes are really rubbish, I’ll google Christmas jokes and add them to my creation, it’ll only be the four of us so I probably won’t bother.