And they're dotted all around Ealing Common this morning as residents drag out the bedraggled remains of Christmas past to be wood-chipped and fed back into the merry old circle of life.
Bleuch! I'm not a big fan of January.
And it's cold and grey and miserable with high winds and rain promised by the weather forecast. Would anybody else out there like to hibernate until it's all over?
All the best for now,