Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Tis the season
The Christmas season here in California is getting into gear as all around decorations appear and brightly lit trees spring up overnight. A mild case of home sickness has me casting my mind back to Christmas's long past in my home city of Liverpool. To Liverpool people of a certain age Blacklers department store and its fantastic grotto was Christmas. The city may have seemed grey and gloomy at times with the air of a once great city down on its luck but Blacklers and its make believe winter wonderland and five shilling toys made both young and old forget the troubles around them. Long gone now the store still brings a smile to the face of any scouser who thinks back to the post war years and the austerity of the 50's and early 60's....I hope this Christmas is just as good and rewarding for those who visit here as it will be for all my family and friends.