When I was a kid, we loved watching the good life it was an English sit com about a couple who were trying to be self sufficient in their suburban home, and the posh couple next door. Not all the humour has stood the test of time, but it was the 70’s
We watched the 1977 Christmas special and the self sufficient couple being permanently broke, had home made Christmas crackers. We’ve been feeling increasingly uncomfortable about Christmas crackers for a few years, mostly the waste of paper and the plastic crap you get inside. So we stopped buying them last year.
This year, inspired by the programme, and for a bit of fun, I made some out of newspaper+ toilet rolls.
Like all crackers, inside there needs to be hat, bad joke and a novelty.
These are the hats (also out of newspaper as per the programme)
The novelties, a pair of cufflinks, earrings and bracelet. (Better than the usual plastic stuff)
Part of the joke in the programme is that you have to shout bang when you pull them. This is the full episode, if anyone is curious about a quite funny, somewhat sexist 70s show.
It’s been kind of a random way to spend the day, but life needs more Whimsey.