Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday free zone

Black Friday didn't appear in the UK consciousness until a couple of years ago, and considering it's the day following Thanksgiving, sounds particularly American to me.

Over here, we're making a point of staying away from any shops at all. Most people seem to have a hellish consumer-bent most days as far I can see, buying plastic crap they don't need, loading into plastic bags that they will throw away and then putting the lot in landfill just weeks later - so Black Friday just seems like more of the same with elbowing, fights and other disgusting behaviour thrown in.

Instead of fighting people for a plastic toy that's on offer, I decided to head in the other direction for some greenery and to remember what should be important at this time of year.

Who's with me?


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