STAR IN THE HOOD
There is a Christmas Gift Ideas TSV on the 17/08/20
Those biscuits just look bloody boring. Remember those tins that played Land of Hope and Glory? Our friend from France was visiting and it was on the TV and he nearly fell off his perch laughing. If he thought the Brits were mad before, he now thinks we're lunaticsOr perhaps those patterned tins of biscuits that cost a fortune and have hardly any biscuits in them. That dark-haired brand ambassador drools over them - gives me the heebie jeebies
If there's a band wagon to jump on..the shopping channels will jump on it, but to be fair to QVC they've been doing their "Christmas in July" slot for yonks. We know the present ideas will range from power tools, go through kitchen gadgets, irons, soft furnishings, hair and beauty gadgets, jewellery and finish up with random bits n bobs like candles and keyrings - There'll be something for everybody, all bases will be covered, even bases you didn't even know were there (the postman's sister for example) They'll all have something in common - They'll be cheaper elsewhere.Lord help us from Q`s idea of what constitutes a Christmas gift. Either cheap tat or overpriced face slap or gaudy light up gizmos or second mortgage priced Dyson hair thingies.
They`ll wheel out the usual noisy battery powered game whatsit and Charlie will be glowing with fake excitement and there`ll be a multi set of nail polishes in a genuine fake leather see through bag and JF will be ecstatic because Porchester Sq will be included.
Or there`ll be a wotnot for removing the fluff off your top lip but it will be a worthy wotnot suitable as a Christmas gift for old Aunty Ethel and her facial hair problem because the said wotnot will have 2 genuine fake swarovski crystals on the handle.
Plus the ideal gift for Uncle Jim and his flatulent bowels. A multi pack of Poo Pourri complete with a plastic sleigh to keep them in and will look a treat on the toilet windowsill.
The list goes on and you can rest assured your frozen meat will arrive in time for Christmas 2022 and the 12 mince pies at 10 quid a pop will be guaranteed to have at least a teaspoon of brandy in each box full and don`t start your New Year diet until all the Thorntons are eaten because the expiry date will probably be February so get a rush on and scoff the lot !
Wish I'd seen that. I'm surprised the ever bossy boots (more than Ms Cleeve) didn't bop him on the head for interrupting and stub him out like a used cigaretteSimon Biagi, annoying as ever, kept interrupting Sara Davies with the Christmas card crafting kit saying it would make a great Christmas gift. Of course it would. You’d want to sit down on Christmas morning to make your cards and then distribute them.
I’ve only ever seen her on Dragons Den but her presentations today I’ve found exhausting. Nothing like the previous presentations from say Dawn Bibby, Rosemary Merry, Leonie and Anna Griffin etc.£140 to make 48 Christmas cards?? No wonder she's Mrs Loadsamoney. Fair play to Ms Davies though, if people will pay it, why not charge it.
Absolutely agree Brissles this Christmas flurry fills us with ‘we are not part of this’ but there are more alternatives out there than ever before.I am used to travelling alone but appreciate it is not everyone’s cup of tea.I. I might be here? If I am I will be in Booths stocking up with food and wine, I am so lucky I do not have to worry if I am going to be out of work next week, the pensions, which I have worked for keep paying in, house is mine.Have hard knocks in life, not got the family and grandchildren but that is what life has dealt me and make the best of it.I remember Mum & Dad with great affection but they had a good life I did not have a loving partner to miss, I have peace and and a feeling I have done my best!I'll be on my own too. Since husband died in 2002 I've spent every Christmas morning on my own opening presents, aside from a couple when brother came to stay or the Christmas cruise to the Caribbean. I used to put up the decorations religiously, as Dad was alive to enjoy it, but I don't bother anymore, little point when there's only me. I do have fairy lights which are up all year, and Luminarc candles, so I get the enjoyment without it being Christmas. Not how I expected my later years to turn out, but we all have to play the cards we're dealt.