We have new polish neighbours who bought the house next door so as you can imagine we've put up with weeks of constant banging and drilling etc due to the house needing to be completely redone after falling into a state of major disrepair over the last 14 years with its previous single owner. Now a few nights ago it got to about 10:45pm and they were so damn noisy just two days after moving in I kinda admittedly and somewhat shamefully lost my shit and went banging on their door and asked the barely speaking english woman to please stop all the noise, we've had enough. Feeling rather justified I walked away and didn't think on it too much.
Anyway coming home from school yesterday I noticed they had placed a solitary shiny star on the small tree outside their new english home and if I didn't already regret my late night temper tantrum I felt like a right Edwin walking past it right then. This family has just moved into this country with two small children, barely speak any english and there's me giving them the welcome from hell just because they are still settling in.
Upon seeing that single star and what it represents I immediately diverted from my own path and gave a gentle knock on their door, the grandma soon answered (I don't know why polish always move in their grandmas but this is the third polish family moved in round here with grandma in tow) and as our eyes met I did my very best with my friendliest possible Dave voice to apologise for going off on the mother the night before. As per she got the youngest lad from the polish family who seemingly always speaks fucking perfect english to translate everything I had said and she just gave me the sweetest smile and simply said "Merry Christmas, it's ok - we are sorry too". It was then I realised although the house has been nicely refurbished within compared to the shit hole it was previously they literally have fuck all furniture or well anything in there whatsoever right now, just a few bean bags to sit on thrown around the living room.
Anyway I just woke up not long ago and found not one but two new Christmas cards pushed through the letterbox and what do you know it's only Christmas best wishes from the new polish neighbours and not only that but the other card is from yet another nearby polish family we've barely even spoken to since they moved in some three years ago from further up the street...
Christmas man. You gotta love it.
Her face is tired. Leave her be ffs.