An open letter to all the jingle ladies… mind your baubles!?!

December 3, 2018


The other week we went along to the Ideal Home Show Christmas in Olympia, London. Looking back… perhaps it was a mistake to bring Little Button. But who would have guessed that a bunch of Christmas loving lovelies could be so… well!?! You’ll see what I mean in a second.


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An open letter to all the jingle ladies… mind your baubles!?!



Dear Jingle ladies,


Hello you perky lot *waves. Don’t tell me…your Christmas trees are already up, aren’t they? I say trees deliberately, because I imagine you have more than one? Am I right? One in each room did you say? Well. Now that’s what I call #ChristmasWinning.





Of course you will have been planning your yearly pilgrimage to the Ideal Home Show Christmas for the last 6 months. What Christmas loving lady wouldn’t want to dive head first into a Christmas bazar the size of Olympia!? Exactly!


We were there too. And my 6 year old had one thing on her mind. Hunting down the perfect Christmas bauble. There were so many stalls with them. But. She caught a wink of the Sass & Belle ones and made a beeline to what can only be described as the ‘only empty space’ in the entire Christmas show.


Yes. It was packed solid everywhere else. But a teeny stretch neatly housing some very vivid sparklers caught her eye, and she was there in a flash. Her little hands digging in to fish out the most neon eccentric bauble in the house. She held it up with glee and before I could blink, she screamed out at the top of her excited voice ‘look mummy! Look what I have found!’ The split second silence should have been my warning.


Every jingle ladies neck craning to catch a glimpse.


And then it happened. The jingle ladies bizarre chaotic stampede in our direction. Well. The baubles direction that is. All festive cheer thrown out the window, you all meant serious business.






No 6 year old shall outwit you and claim the best prize for herself.





You steamrolled into me from all directions. Pushing. Grabbing. Voices raised. ‘Look!’ you all squealed happily imitating my 6 year old. Errrmm… yes. Look. Look at that crazy neon coloured bauble that only a fashion easter at the very top of their game would be able to match into an existing holiday theme. *Doh.


You weren’t going to buy the design before. You had avoided the wacky sets up until someone else wanted it!


At which point, we made the great escape. Squeezing out from the crowd with me batting away handbags that came crashing in the direction of my 6 year olds face! #NotCool







To all the over excited jingle ladies… mind your blinking baubles!?! Because that is not what I call Christmas spirit. A little less ho ho ho, and a bit more consideration for the little people please.


That is all.



This post is part of #Blogmas 2018.

Other posts:

7 Keep-them-busy kids advent calendars 

We are getting ready to jingle with #Blogmas 2018


Me Becoming Mum


17 responses to “An open letter to all the jingle ladies… mind your baubles!?!”

  1. Oooh. Not cool. People can be so rude! Hope a good time was had all in all though #DreamTeam

  2. This sounds awful! Poor girl , she clesrly has way better taste than the Christmas hoardes!! #dreamteam

  3. It’s so easy for people to forget the Christmas spirt! #dreamteam

  4. Sarah Tevis says:

    Oh wow, people can be so rude. On a lighter note, your GIFs crack me up. lol! #DreamTeam

  5. Kate says:

    I do love it when people call out bad behaviour by adults – not done enough in my opinion so well done you #DreamTeam

  6. Laurie says:

    Aww…so sorry for you and your daughter! What a pathetic display of Christmas spirit!

  7. Isabel says:

    haha, aww, I can really feel the Christmas spirit shine through your post! up the consumer fest that Christmas has become 🙁

  8. Not cool! Always pay attention to the little people 😉 Well defended #DreamTeam

  9. Ugh people can be right rude I tend to hide away type of attractions as been to them before people feral X #dreamteam

  10. Oh dear. Totally uncool and like, um do they really have to act as if they were hunting for food in the jungle? Cool post! Not cool jingle ladies. #DreamTeam

  11. Bloomin’ heck, sounds like a right barrel of laughs that place! I hate going to things like this because elbows always end up in my rib cage and I find it hard to stop myself from yelling out! Ha!

  12. Oh that is so not cool behaviour from the jingle ladies and well said telling them off #dreamteam

  13. Heather Keet says:

    Crowd mentality at its finest. I get being excited, I am the queen of exuberant, but be mindful in a crowded area of those around you! #DreamTeam

  14. kirsty says:

    How very rude!! People can be awful…. #DreamTeam

  15. Crummy Mummy says:

    Gosh you were brave – I find taking the kids to the local shops bad enough!! #DreamTeam

  16. Oh no! What is wrong with some people! I went to a local stately home with the most spectacular Christmas displays in it. The tour started with a lecture of what my 2 year old could do wrong all whilst she was stood still on the spot not doing anything! It totally put me off going

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