SOME Christmas traditions I can do without: brussels sprouts, Noel Edmonds, mince pies, Noel Edmonds…
Carolyn’s particular dislike is the inevitable return to our screens of Colin and Justin, an ostentatiously gay Scottish couple who, a couple of years ago, looked certain to take their brand of camp interior decor taste to a UK, rather than a purely Scottish, audience.
It never happened, but they’re still around, much to Carolyn’s annoyance. Not bcause they’re gay, I hasten to add – just because they’re annoying.
About a year ago, I found myself of a Monday morning sitting behind the pair on a regional flight from Glasgow to Birmingham. Carolyn always gets nervous on my behalf whenever I fly anywhere, but I cheered her up with a text message just before we took off: “Colin and Justin are on this flight, so if it goes down it’s not all bad news.”
A little harsh, I admit.