So after a nail-biting wait (we don’t get much excitement round these parts) the neighbours have finally changed their door decoration. The bad news is, it will be the same now until after 4th July so I have aaaages to wait for another new one (yes I am THAT impatient). The good news, however, is that it’s a really spectacular homage to Independence Day (for Brit readers, I’m talking about the day that Americans celebrate leaving British rule, not the day the aliens blew up the White House, although the 1996 film is actually the first result that comes up if you Google it). I think this door neatly encapsulates, in miniature form, the kind of celebrations and decorations that we can expect in seven weeks’ time. Americans are incredibly patriotic and proud, and we Brits could do with adopting a little more of this positive attitude. Anyway, enough of this idle chitchat – have a look at this!