As we live in a multicultural society there are far more events in the British calendar.
So the Divali fireworks gave way to the Guy Fawkes ones and there was Halloween too. My neighbours, who are Sikh, got into the spirit of things with a fine display of corpses in their front garden.
Amidst all this there is Remembrance Day. It is heartening to see it is being given a little more respect than it has been. It is a shame it takes sacrifices by our troops to bring it to public attention.
"What has happened this year? The poppy sellers are everywhere!"
I am glad they were as my first one only lasted a couple of days before it vanished. The second one lasted the course. DL being a girl attached hers with a safety pin so it wouldn't work loose.
However, those harrumphing at declining standards may recall as I do a ‘Til Death Us Do Part episode where Alf’s wife admits to repairing Alf’s poppy each year so he doesn't have to buy another.
Now Christmas is upon us, with a pop up Christmas shop opening a few doors away, the TV ads for the big stores are being discussed in print and on Internet forums. Wonder if we will start to think about it's meaning in the same way we have reassessed Remembrance Day?
A Jamie Oliver pudding to your M&S Turkey says NO!
And speaking of Christmas, start thinking of your Christmas Listener's Library records now; think of those festive tracks that you don't always hear every year and let us know here.