LIGHTS IN THE SKY

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY

Post by Stanley » 09 Dec 2012, 07:36

A fortnight to go and the pace is hotting up. Reports from Mrs Trelliss of three bearded men in the back of a Toyota pick-up heading across Syrian desert. It looks as though the Magi have modernised and accepted protection. Mrs T also apologised for the loss of Freesat reception in Barlick, Boris had got his settings wrong and inadvertently knocked the satellite out.
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Post by Moh » 10 Dec 2012, 13:34

Sounds like he is back on the tonic !!
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Post by Stanley » 11 Dec 2012, 04:46

If he ever went off it! Mind you Mrs T is keeping very quiet about him and no concrete sightings. On the advertising front the retailers are in full flow now. We shall shortly have news items about turkeys versus geese for Xmas day and doubtless the first pre-Xmas sales! Have given out the Xmas boxes to the post, binmen and our local streetsweeper Mark who is a treasure. He's a worker and makes so much difference to the town centre, easy to tell when he's had a day off, his replacement is nowhere near as good.
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Post by Moh » 12 Dec 2012, 13:59

We get different postmen most days, the bin lorry never has the same crew and we never see a street cleaner.
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Post by Stanley » 13 Dec 2012, 05:48

We must be lucky here Moh, regular crews and they always want Jack to go out and play with them, he is convinced they steal the bins each week! Temporary post lady came round the corner on Monday and was aghast when she saw this small dog attacking the bin men. I'm afraid the bin men laughed at her but I understand why she was wary, you have to get to know him.
Brilliant clear sky these last few nights......
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Post by Nolic » 13 Dec 2012, 07:07

Our bin men are great and I always give them a Xmas tip. Postmen vary and some weeks its a different one every day. If I see the one who calls me "young man" before Xmas there's a bottle of wine waiting for him.
We also had the cobbled hill otside our house gritted by hand this week. Second time in 30 years and when I mentioned it to the guy in charge his response was " No coffee and mince pies, your lucky to get it done at all" I met his good natured response with an offer of a brew for him and his lads every time they spread the stuff.Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 13 Dec 2012, 07:21

Comrade, we are lucky in Barlick because even though they change the posties round they come from a small pool in the town so word gets back to HQ who the donors are. Consequence is the posties in Barlick usually wave to me. I also slip a tip every now and again to the bloke on the street sweeper who cleans our back street. We certainly get good service from them, our back street is as clean as any in Barlick.
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Post by Moh » 13 Dec 2012, 13:41

May have a bit of news soon, hubby is going to infiltrate the Old Gimmers meeting in Trawden tomorrow.
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Post by Stanley » 14 Dec 2012, 06:17

Wonderful Moh! It's about time we got some hard information. When I went for the Radio Times yesterday they had the Xmas two week edition on sale as well. I now have my RT for the next three weeks!
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Post by Stanley » 16 Dec 2012, 06:36

Noticeable that the supermarket car park is very busy. The great Xmas stocking up frenzy is in full swing! That reminds me, must get my festive paper towel supply.....
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Post by Moh » 16 Dec 2012, 13:43

I don't think we need to worry about the gimmers in Trawden this year, apparently their underground caves have been flooded and everything down there is unusable.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Dec 2012, 05:37

That explains why there have been no reports of vertically challenged persons in Trawden.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Dec 2012, 06:41

Instead of a turkey scare we are told that Novovirus will be widespread over Xmas and thousands of people could be writhing in agony. Nice......
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Post by Stanley » 20 Dec 2012, 05:45

Xmas shopping yesterday, 'festive' kitchen rolls.......
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Post by EileenDavid » 20 Dec 2012, 08:35

Our road is very festive with house decorated with lots of lights, it's lovely it all seems so drab when they all take them down. Good luck with the xmas shopping Stanley, I hate the crowds. Eileen

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Post by Stanley » 21 Dec 2012, 06:58

Don't need any Eileen. Festive kitchen rolls were the only item on the list!
The car park at the Cathedral of Choice is getting more full by the day. I suppose next Monday will be panic day!
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY

Post by Moh » 21 Dec 2012, 13:41

They will be nearly there now so I think we could be safe for another year.
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY

Post by Stanley » 22 Dec 2012, 05:24

I shan'/t take the foil out till they switch the emitters off. One thing I noticed was very little signs of the Xmas sales coming early..... No warmings about turkey. Is Xmas totally dead?
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY

Post by Stanley » 24 Dec 2012, 06:38

I saw the Coca Cola wagons on screen the night before last. This signals the final Xmas assault by the advertisers!
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Post by Moh » 24 Dec 2012, 13:34

It's been about on other channels for a while.
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY

Post by Stanley » 25 Dec 2012, 05:06

First time I'd come across it Moh. The car park at the Cathedral of Choice was jam-packed all day yesterday. What do they do with all that food? Shopping stress over now for another year, only 'normal' Xmas day problems now!
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