Won't somebody think of the children?!

Bruce Wayne: I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.
Alfred: You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed and hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand.

- The Dark Knight

The Christmas decoration turf-war continues to escalate, with Transpontine reporting that the Brockley Mess has responded to the Jam Circus balloon salvo with an installation of padded snowmen.


Anonymous said...

what happens when the balloons naturally deflate in a few days? :/

Anonymous said...


Looks like a scene from that Lapland New Forest place that was in the Daily Mail last year

Richard said...

Bah humbug, who ever heard of padded snowmen?! No, well done BM, looks great, I'll have to check out the Crimbo decor competition before festivities are over.

Anon - naturally they are shrinking, but all good things must come to an end. Santa is staying pretty perky thanks to some clever balloon internal adhesive.

drakefell debaser said...

The lights that adorn the window displays at Sounds Around are also wonderful.

Shame about the crimbo tree in front of the Barge though. I don't understand why everything needs a barrier around it.

Sue said...

Here in Ladywell we have Oscars cafe decorated with home made gingerbread houses etc!

Have Sounds Around not yet entered the Christmas decs affray? They normally make quite an effort.

Tressillian James said...

I so agree DD. It looks like it has been dumped there and is awaiting clearance by the binmen.

Why can't there be common sense - if you walk into a Cristmas tree then it is your (lack of) look-out.

Brockley Nick said...

re: the xmas tree - been meaning to write about it and the excellent new cobbles, but was waiting for the massive great fences to be taken away as I assumed they were there as a hangover from the building work, rather than to protect the tree (they virtually obscure it from some angles). I don't think the fence surrounds the tree, so I assume it's not their for that reason?

Anonymous said...

The fencing around the tree is nowgone, the lights look simple and lovely and the cobbles look very nice too.

Brockley Nick said...

Great news - will try and get a picture in daylight tomorrow, thanks.

Lou Baker said...

Isn't Brockley Mess too pretentious for padded snowmen? They're bound to detract from the gallery (aka: waste of perfectly good eating space).

M said...

You've answered your own question there Lou.
Obviously it isn't too 'pretentious' for padded snowmen, no.

Timmy2wheels said...

@ Lou Baker

I'm not sure what exactly is pretentious about having a dedicated gallery space which supports artists?

Tim, Brockley Mess

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