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Discussion in 'Personal' started by xena-warrior, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Why am I watching Christmas ads on November 2nd?
    I name thee, Perfect Home.
    I name thee, Lidl.
    Now kiss my custom goodbye.
     
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  2. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Shame on me for 'Liking' your post, when I know I shall be shoving Lidl's 3-bird roast into my freezer sometime soon... :oops:
     
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I have an entirely different C-word blacklist in my mind.
     
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  4. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    That blinkin Disneyland Paris ad has been on for ages now;

    ''We all wish Christmas could start a little earlier''

    NO WE DON'T
     
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  5. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Me too.
     
  6. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    The whole of Christmas is on my black list.
     
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  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    They're still too late for some. I was buying a sieve in Lakeland at the weekend and a woman was boasting that the lollipop kit she was buying was her last gift.
     
  8. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    A lollipop kit as a Christmas gift?

    The Lidl one really annoys. But I will still shop there. Disneyland Paris- meh. That'll never happen.
     
  9. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Xmas is on my black list too this year. Time for some other mums to take the strain I think. The building work is just too difficult this year, is my excuse, ( makes off to somewhere like the Grand). Na, not there, but you get my drift.

    I am really fed up with that advert with a scarf and a little boy at the moment. As if he can sew? Not that bank accounts have much to do with Xmas, or do they?
     
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Christmas Day Taxiing.
     
  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Isn't it a knitted one?
     
  12. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Lord K is watching DDD. Apparently some brand of chocolate is 'sponsoring Christmas on Food Network' as advertised at EVERY ad break!
    ' it's not Christmas there is no link to Christmas in the programme arrgghh.

    I have just been told to stop shouting at the television....

    * quietly grumbles 'bah humbug'
     
  13. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Yes, it's knitted, but my finely tuned attention to detail suggested it was being sewn up by a five year old after he ran down to the shop with the wool in to buy some to sew it up, leading, 30 years later to a nice lady finding it on a train because the man was no brighter than the boy at keeping anything safe! Damn, I should have put that on the scary story thread instead.
     
  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    My mother was an accomplished knittist, however I remember that when she made jumpers and the like, it involving a fair amount of sewing the knitted sections together.
     
  15. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    You don't have to sew if it's a scarf.
     
  16. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Not usually with scarves though. They come in one long piece.
     
  17. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Slightly bitter moi, because I had mistakenly believed (my mistake) that I would be the guest at a Christmas lunch this year cooked by someone else. Turns out if I'm not the actual chef, I'm definitely kitchen b*atch.
    Looking forward to the day (before I die of old age) when I spend Christmas Day (1) waited on and (2) p*s$ed.
     
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  18. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    My Dad's cousin is 93. Since the arrival of the granddaughters, she has sent on average one knitted cardigan/jacket/jumper a month :) She also makes lace, which is featuring in my niece's headdress at her wedding. How she fits all this in between the Monday group, the Wednesday group, Evensong and the WI is a mystery to me.
     
  19. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    You have to sew them up if your five year old makes an 'ole in them. Or you could just chuck it in the bin, and look up actual interest rates you might get in various banks?
     
  20. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You might do. I remember my mum knitted a scarf that had different colours on the back to those on the front. Essentially it was two sections of knitting sewn back to back. What this actually means, I now realise as I type, is that the scarf had two fronts rather than a front and a back.
     

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