A RETIRED mum has bought a brand-new shiny outfit for the grand occasion of sitting in her own living room.
Susan Traherne, 62, spent a number of weeks before Christmas finding the perfect top to wow her immediate family members with.
Traherne’s daughter Clare said: “She buys a new, nearly identical Christmas outfit every year. Never wears it anywhere else.
“It’s lovely that she wants to make it special, but to be brutally honest it’s no different to any other visit, except we give them some Celebrations and a pair of gardening gloves.
“Last time she asked me if I ran out of time to buy something to wear myself. Sorry, Mum, but I’m not sure it’s really worth buying a little Prada number for a cup of tea and a Mr Kipling slice.
“I wouldn’t mind but she always takes it off by 8pm to ‘get in her comfies’. I’m just slightly baffled by the whole thing.”
Susan Traherne said: “I’ll definitely be going to the January sales. I need something different for when we stay in on New Year’s Eve.”