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    Christmas ... just around the corner !!

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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Eddie on Tue Dec 20 2016, 21:45

    I'm sick of it already. Out in Essex today A12 M ll A120 etc. Too many cars and trucks slowed traffic down and sadly, we have never seen so much litter everywhere we looked, has Essex council given up on clearing it up?


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    Post by chris c on Tue Dec 20 2016, 21:50

    Haven't been down that end of the A12 since we moved here and don't want to go there ever again.

    It's Essex, did they ever clear up the litter?
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Dec 23 2016, 13:09

    Mike at 'A Bit About Britain' has a very interesting blog ... a brief introduction
    "Hi – Thanks for visiting A Bit About Britain.  I’m Mike.

    A Bit About Britain is a personal, independent, project that seeks to inspire, inform and entertain.  I want it to be a portal into Britain’s heritage and attractions, aimed at armchair travellers as well as those seeking practical ideas and information.  I make no apology for the strong heritage bias; today’s Britain has been forged by its past – and it’s a fascinating one.  Understanding a bit about a place’s historical context is part of the fun – and it enriches the experience.

    Everything on A Bit About Britain is as authentic, accurate, original and objective  as I can make it.

    Occasionally, A Bit About Britain is eccentric; sporadically, it rants; every now and again, it is iconoclastic; rarely is it 100% sensible."
    http://bitaboutbritain.com/about/

    He has just posted a great article (well I think it is) about Christmas Magic it's well worth a read

    You can find it here
    http://bitaboutbritain.com/christmas-magic/#comments

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Dec 24 2016, 14:26


    If you are doing any last minute shopping, hope you get all the LCHF ingredients you need, our fridge and freezer are full with some great food ...

    Yes, we also have a few bottles of our favourite tipple ...

    I also have a good stock of Yorkshire tea bags, well I couldn't run out over Christmas could I !!!

    All the grandchildren are so excited ... will it be early to bed for them ... as soon as they hear those 'sleigh bells' ring I'm sure they will scamper up to bed sunny

    Whatever you are doing over the Christmas Season, I wish you all a good one

    Merry Christmas

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Mon Dec 26 2016, 22:22

    @Eddie wrote:I'm sick of it already. Out in Essex today A12 M ll A120 etc. Too many cars and trucks slowed traffic down and sadly, we have never seen so much litter everywhere we looked, has Essex council given up on clearing it up?

    On TV news Braintree was mentioned. Left me wondering why there isn't somewhere else in Essex called Dumbtree.

    Disclaimer: parts of Essex are quite nice, mainly the further you are from London and the nearer you get to Suffolk.

    Been not going out much, spectacular weather, bright sun and enough wind to blow-dry the laundry, and amazing displays from the Rooks and Jackdaws in the back field, there must be thousands wheeling through the sky and doing aerobatics.

    A few less pheasants than there were last week <evil grin>
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Jun 22 2017, 18:13

    Yes, I do know the date is 22nd June 2017, but guess what ???

    Argos have just announced what they think will be the must have choices for Christmas affraid

    " Argos has shared its predictions for the toys that will be under your Christmas tree in December.

    It might feel like you’ve only just recovered from last year, but each summer, the catalogue retailer issues a list of what will be the bestselling toys, six months in advance of Santa Claus’ visit.

    Dominating lists to the North Pole for the 2017 holiday season will be “memorable childhood gifts” including dolls, LEGO, and tech-driven toys - some of which haven’t even hit the shelves yet

    The official list from the UK toyseller tells parents to expect requests for items like the Luvabella doll, capable of drinking milk from a bottle and sleeping, the Airhods DR1 Race Drone, and wearable tech SoundMoovz bands.

    And if you thought Hatchimals had gone away, think again, as they’re still topping the charts.

    On-screen toys are also set to feature on wishlists, with appearances from Disney’s ‘Cars 3’ Lightning McQueen, and the ‘Paw Patrol’ Sea Patroller.

    But according to the research, polled from over 1,000 parents, the most popular choice this year will be a ‘blockbuster gift’. As 54% of parents say they are planning on purchasing a ‘gasp out loud’ present alongside a couple of stocking fillers.

    Read more here 

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/argos-toys-christmas-2017_uk_594a65d5e4b0177d0b8ac056?ir=UK+Parents&utm_hp_ref=uk-parents&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D204446174_uk


    What is evident - toys certainly aren't cheap  Shocked

    Grandparents and parents ... it may be time to start saving! LOL!
    ... who said Happy Christmas Question

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by chris c on Thu Jun 22 2017, 21:29

    Gods preserve us . . .
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Jul 19 2017, 18:48

    Well ... did you see it ???!!!

    The first TV advert for Christmas 2107  Exclamation

    In case you missed it, it featured Balsam Hill Christmas Trees, they have a special July event on.

    What a thought that on July 25th, only six days away as I type this, Christmas Day will only be five months away EEK !

    https://www.balsamhill.co.uk/

    As Chris said in his post above "Gods preserve us . . ."

    Happy Days Wink

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by graham64 on Wed Jul 19 2017, 22:15

    @Jan1 wrote:Well ... did you see it ???!!!

    The first TV advert for Christmas 2107  Exclamation

    In case you missed it, it featured Balsam Hill Christmas Trees, they have a special July event on.

    What a thought that on July 25th, only six days away as I type this, Christmas Day will only be five months away EEK !

    https://www.balsamhill.co.uk/

    As Chris said in his post above "Gods preserve us . . ."

    Happy Days Wink

    All the best Jan

    Last thing on my mind at this time of year is Christmas  Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad


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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by chris c on Thu Jul 20 2017, 00:37

    Like those sodding adverts that say "Back To School!" within days of the holidays actually starting.

    Actually I used to deliver to a manufacturer of Christmas decorations up in the Welsh Valleys, in a place with more consonants than were good for it, and not many vowels, LLwynypya or something similar. I suppose it makes sense to offer a massive out of season discount to shift some stock out of the warehouse early and generate some income to tide you over.
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jul 22 2017, 18:59

    Yes, most of the schools around our way broke up yesterday ... so I am expecting to see 'Back To School' signs very soon!

    I can remember one year getting very organised and buying new shoes, new shirts etc. for our youngest and patting myself on the back for being so organised ... or so I thought!
    He then went on to have 'a growth spurt' and needed another pair of shoes in the September!
    In future years I left it a while ... he is now 6' plus in his twenties and buys his own shoes  Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by chris c on Sun Jul 23 2017, 00:25

    Do you knit?

    My mother loved knitting, originally while listening to the radio and later while watching TV. I still have some of her pullovers which must be decades old. Some of the others, not so much, her quality of work was somewhat variable. Probably she knitted faster during the exciting bits.

    She also liked to buy clothes that were too big, especially baggy trousers that I HATED.

    "You'll grow into them!"
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jul 24 2017, 18:34

    I don't knit Chris ... my Mum was a wonderful knitter and there were always knitting needles and balls of wool around the house. She knitted everything from jumpers, cardigans, scarves, gloves, some wonderful nativity scenes which she donated to local churches and infant schools - Christmas tree decorations and even knitted vegetables!

    I still have a few cardigans that she knitted for me, a timeless classic design, and I always wash them carefully ... a few more years wear in them yet! LOL!

    Now I hate to say it but you were right ... in our local supermarket earlier and there were the 'Back To School' signs Evil or Very Mad
    Oh my goodness  Shocked

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Tue Jul 25 2017, 00:02

    Oh bless! Yes also Gran and her WI friends used to knit and make stuffed toys out of felt for the church jumblies. And jam and pastries of course.
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 25 2017, 22:19

    ... looking at today's date earlier today 25 July. I suddenly thought, five months today will be Christmas Day affraid

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by graham64 on Tue Jul 25 2017, 22:54

    A Bristol pub has already put up a Christmas tree even though it's July - here's why

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/bristol-pub-already-put-up-230514?service=responsive


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    Re: Christmas ... just around the corner !!

    Post by chris c on Sat Jul 29 2017, 22:33

    That's Bristol for you.

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