Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas has come!

My home town of Tunbridge Wells is definitely full of surprises. One of which is, I'm sure, the window of the slightly stuffy department store that greets people getting off the train. Last year, the mannequin wore a very skimpy g-string but there were so many complaints that the g-string was soon replaced by a pair of very very big knickers. I kid you not. But now the Christmas windows are up, we're all very pleased the tradition has continued. So for strangers coming here by train, this is the first thing you'll see...



At least all the windows are beautiful, I have to say - they're not always. (The rubbish theme springs to mind here.) But this year the theme is ballet and fairy tales. I have never ever fancied a shop window dummy before, but TW has something for everyone, and just between you and me, here is a very fine specimen...



But, oh look, that hussy from the first window seems to have got there first. This has to be one of the most enthusiastic public wake-up kisses I've seen. 'Get a room', I heard one passer-by say. I expect a 'Disgusted from TW' letter any day soon ...



And my writing prompt for today is - waking up in shop window.

5 comments:

the blueblog said...

I think it might do more for the ballet attendance levels than anything else..

Leigh said...

Good Old Tunbridge Wells. Who'd have believed it.
Now, if we could just have a close-up of picture number two...

Alex said...

This is of course what Paddington does in the BBC animated series - buys some pyjamas, tries them on, but (unwittingly) does so in a shop window where he promptly falls asleep. Crowds gather, sales of pyjamas rocket, and Paddington gets his pair for free. Everybody's happy. Now THAT'S a proper children's programme.

Jan said...

Wot does "Disgruntled From Tunbridge" make of this?
I bet he gets right back on the train..

Sarah said...

I know, Leigh! BUt if I get any closer than I have already I'm in danger of being arrested. I want it on public record I have never ever fancied a shop dummy before. And yep, funnily enough I went to the ballet last night.
Jan - I think they love it. I do. I'm making fun, but the windows are beautiful. And they had real life dancers when they were opened but sadly I missed that.
Alex, absolutely. My favourite Paddington is the auction scene.