Do you like Hula Hoops?

A packet of Hula Hoops crisps.

I love those moments chatting with people when the direction of the conversation suddenly and for no apparent reason completely changes direction. Such as this online conversation with a friend of mine, whom I promised I would keep anonymous.

Terry Hedges: Happy Christmas!

Gareth J M Saunders™: Almost. How are you? Good to see you.

Terry Hedges: Christmas is more than just a day. I celebrate everyday through the entire Advent.

Gareth J M Saunders™: Ah, well if you want to get technical then Christmas lasts 12 days from 25 December to 5 January.

Terry Hedges: I don’t do technical. I do fun.

Gareth J M Saunders™: In fact, getting really technical Christmas begins at sundown on 24 December.

Terry Hedges: Woop!

Gareth J M Saunders™: Up until then it’s Advent and after that (6 Jan) it’s Epiphany. So … Happy Wednesday in the week of Advent 3. (Not quite as catchy!)

Terry Hedges: I like the sound of the word ‘Epiphany’.

Gareth J M Saunders™: Epiphany is a great word. It means a revelation — like a sudden realisation.

Terry Hedges: Do you like Hula Hoops?

There was clearly some kind of epiphany going on at Terry’s end of the conversation but I’ll be darned if I can see it!

And yes I do like Hula Hoops, but I prefer the Original salted variety.