ONE Donegal family decide to make Christmas come early in a bid to liven up the lockdown.
Bundoran woman Kathy McEniff headed for the attic last weekend and took down the Christmas tree.
Donegal had been onto Level 3 of the Covid-19 restrictions since the end of September and, as a Level 5 lockdown loomed last weekend, Kathy’s crew gave in.
“I have a daughter, Katie, who is 18 and with lockdown she would have had the Christmas tree up last April or May – and we were saying ‘No way, people will think we’re nuts’,” Kathy told Lunchtime Live on Newstalk.
“Then we said if another lockdown comes – which we never thought in a million years there’d be another lockdown – we told her if there’s another lockdown we can put it up”.
“We went into level three and then she said ‘Right that’s it, the first of November that tree’s going up’.
“On Saturday then, we just thought ‘feck it, you know what that’s what we’ll do – we’ll put up the Christmas tree!”
After announcing to the world that she had ‘officially lost the plot’, Kathy expected ‘grief’, but it has been quite the opposite.
“It puts a smile on people’s faces if nothing else,” she said.
“You know what it brightens up the sitting room.
“I sat in front of the fire place last night and had a bag of crisps and a Club Orange and I sat looking at the tree and I said ‘We’re fecking nuts but it’s lovely’.”Tags: