I am totally and utterly in tune with you on this. I cringe when I get one of these pretentious "2006 at The Magnolias" newsletters.
Who are these people who presume to think that I'll be the least bit interested to learn that Tamsin is doing so well at university that she's "on track for a first", and that Giles continues to rise towards the top in investment banking?
The garden really did look a picture this summer apparently, and the new conservatory is worth every penny of the £27,000 it cost.
I get these smug little missives (well not so little actually - 8 pages this time)each year, and each year they go straight into the bin. The couple involved seemed OK when I met them at a corporate dinner in Hong Kong three years ago, but boy do I regret giving the husband my address.
Turn that shredder on, would you?.