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Post by Syl on Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:38 pm

Has anyone started their Christmas shopping or preparations yet?Laughing

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Post by eddie on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:01 pm

Erm well I'm me.
What do you think?

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Post by magica on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:32 pm

Yes I started in September! Laughing
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Post by Lord Foul on Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 pm

BAH HUMBUG!!!!!

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Post by Jules on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:43 am

Oh so it's not a thread about geraniums  then.   relieved  tongue  tongue


At this stage if you're the sort who gives hampers you can start putting the finishing touches. Most things get more expensive as the day approaches so if you can get them early, all the better. You can throw together some classy customised hampers for your loved ones.


If anyone is the sort who leaves things till the last minute, don't panic, you're ok cos remember that if you are willing to go to the shops first thing when the doors open, you will never get caught up in serious queues, if any.


In these days of extended and blended step families it's a good time to establish where you will each be spending Christmas day and Boxing day so that catering plans can get underway.

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Post by Jules on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:46 am

Apart from the above it's probably too soon to worry about anything else. I haven't started making any preparations yet, but I will be ready for the day, when the day arrives. It's usually a low key affair for us. Less stressful that way.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:09 pm

Syl wrote:Has anyone started their Christmas shopping or preparations yet?Laughing  

I hate it when 'Christmas' starts in fucking October!
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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:14 pm

eddie wrote:Erm well I'm me.
What do you think?
Lol....when I worked me and my friend (the landlady) were always the last two people to ever start our Christmas shopping.
I used to say Christmas shopping isn't any fun unless it's freezing cold and everyone around you is panicking doing last minute shopping.....and you are just starting .

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:15 pm

magica wrote:Yes I started in September! Laughing

You must have a very tidy mind Mags...organised and just a bit self satisfied. Razz

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:16 pm

Lord Foul wrote:BAH HUMBUG!!!!!

Lol....say no more. silent

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:17 pm

Jules wrote:Oh so it's not a thread about geraniums  then.   relieved  tongue  tongue


At this stage if you're the sort who gives hampers you can start putting the finishing touches. Most things get more expensive as the day approaches so if you can get them early, all the better. You can throw together some classy customised hampers for your loved ones.


If anyone is the sort who leaves things till the last minute, don't panic, you're ok cos remember that if you are willing to go to the shops first thing when the doors open, you will never get caught up in serious queues, if any.


In these days of extended and blended step families it's a good time to establish where you will each be spending Christmas day and Boxing day so that catering plans can get underway.

The G word....I bet people would have imagined all sorts, gusset springs to my mind, not sure why. Embarassed

We used to make a big Christmas hamper up for our son every year and our grandson would give it to him Christmas morning. We had fun picking up lots of goodies to put in it.

My advice is never buy a shop made hamper, they are extortionate and usually include stuff most people don't really want.

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:23 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:Has anyone started their Christmas shopping or preparations yet?Laughing  

I hate it when 'Christmas' starts in fucking October!

Even earlier in some places, garden centres especially.

People seem to wish their lives away. My pet hate is seeing 'back to school' school uniforms being advertise the minute the schools break up for the long summer holidays.
I always found that rather depressing.

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Post by eddie on Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:06 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Erm well I'm me.
What do you think?
Lol....when I worked me and my friend (the landlady) were always the last two people to ever start our Christmas shopping.
I used to say Christmas shopping isn't any fun unless it's freezing cold and everyone around you is panicking doing last minute shopping.....and you are just starting .

You're last sentence should be "....and you are just staring..."
The that's me.

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:12 pm

eddie wrote:
Syl wrote:
Lol....when I worked me and my friend (the landlady) were always the last two people to ever start our Christmas shopping.
I used to say Christmas shopping isn't any fun unless it's freezing cold and everyone around you is panicking doing last minute shopping.....and you are just starting .

You're last sentence should be "....and you are just staring..."
The that's me.

Well you have to start the Christmas shopping sometime Eddie.
If you leave it till the last minute it's surprising how calm it is....especially Christmas eve, plus you can get some good bargains too.
I don't do that now...I have more time to be organised, but as long as you have already bought the kids special toys and games (cos they sell out) other stuff is easily gotten hold of.

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:04 pm

Major wrote:All our littlunz will be given a cheque this year, they all have their own bank accounts, none still believe in Santa and him bringing presents at night.
I will miss the mystery with them.

Me too Major. Crying or Very sad
It's money or clothes now.

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Post by Jules on Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:12 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:Has anyone started their Christmas shopping or preparations yet?Laughing  

I hate it when 'Christmas' starts in fucking October!
Come, come Ebenezer! : santa

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Post by Jules on Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:17 pm

Syl wrote:
Jules wrote:Oh so it's not a thread about geraniums  then.   relieved  tongue  tongue


At this stage if you're the sort who gives hampers you can start putting the finishing touches. Most things get more expensive as the day approaches so if you can get them early, all the better. You can throw together some classy customised hampers for your loved ones.


If anyone is the sort who leaves things till the last minute, don't panic, you're ok cos remember that if you are willing to go to the shops first thing when the doors open, you will never get caught up in serious queues, if any.


In these days of extended and blended step families it's a good time to establish where you will each be spending Christmas day and Boxing day so that catering plans can get underway.

The G word....I bet people would have imagined all sorts, gusset springs to my mind, not sure why. Embarassed

We used to make a big Christmas hamper up for our son every year and our grandson would give it to him Christmas morning. We had fun picking up lots of goodies to put in it.



My advice is never buy a shop made hamper, they are extortionate and usually include stuff most people don't really want.

So very true, Syl.
When I mentioned hampers earlier, I meant home made ones. Fully customised to suit the recipient.
You get far better results at a small fraction of the ripoff prices in shops.
It's a labour of love.
And it's fun! hi

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:20 pm

Jules wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

I hate it when 'Christmas' starts in fucking October!
Come, come Ebenezer! : santa

I know. Humbug.
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Post by Syl on Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:29 pm

Jules wrote:
Syl wrote:

The G word....I bet people would have imagined all sorts, gusset springs to my mind, not sure why. Embarassed

We used to make a big Christmas hamper up for our son every year and our grandson would give it to him Christmas morning. We had fun picking up lots of goodies to put in it.



My advice is never buy a shop made hamper, they are extortionate and usually include stuff most people don't really want.

So very true, Syl.
When I mentioned hampers earlier, I meant home made ones. Fully customised to suit the recipient.
You get far better results at a small fraction of the ripoff prices in shops.
It's a labour of love.
And it's fun! hi

Yes.....it is fun, I miss doing it tbh. We used to start at the beginning of December, each Sunday we would go to the food hall in M&S and Asda and pick up a variety of goodies. Grandson would then pack them neatly into a huge brightly covered cardboard box lined with checked tea towels....then he would add crackers and Christmas tinsel.
They didn't look like Harrods hampers when they were finished....but they probably included more stuff that my son enjoyed...and they were made with love..

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Post by Syl on Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:48 pm

I just remembered what I don't like about the C word and all things leading up to it.....it's bleedin freezing.
Snow in Cumbria already and icy winds set to reach most of the UK within a day or so .

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Post by eddie on Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:19 pm

We never get real snow. I love snow.
Would actually like to go snow-boarding one day.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:16 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:Has anyone started their Christmas shopping or preparations yet?Laughing  

I hate it when 'Christmas' starts in fucking October!

Don't you mean the end of August? Laughing

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