LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 08 Nov 2017, 06:28

With the expected poor results from M&S I get the feeling that this Xmas might be a blood bath in the High Street. The retailers will be pedalling as hard as they can to extract money from us. Think of the New Year when the bills come in and be careful. I know! I'm a kill-joy but we all know that the consequences of over indulgence can be horrible!
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Nolic » 08 Nov 2017, 07:08

I don't think the M and S advert with Paddington will do them any harm. Lots of little ones nattering mums and dads. Nolic
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 08 Nov 2017, 07:12

Quite Comrade. I haven't seen it yet but heard a report. Thank God that when we were rearing kids 'pester power' wasn't all pervasive. I'm afraid that these days it is rife and the kids are the target of much of the advertising in subtle ways.
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 09 Nov 2017, 04:51

45 shopping days to go..... Don't buy your Festive mince pies and sprouts too early!
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Tizer » 09 Nov 2017, 09:42

Went into B&Q yesterday and couldn't move for tinsel, greenery, baubles, fake snow (makes a change from fake news!).

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 10 Nov 2017, 05:25

I had my first glimpse of the M&S advert that Comrade Nolic mentioned.
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Post by Wendyf » 10 Nov 2017, 07:13

I was watching ITV last night for the first time in a while and was sickened by the Xmas advertising. Gross. :sad:

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Post by Tizer » 10 Nov 2017, 10:26

The retailers are really desperate, they're seeing their sales fatering and are worried it's going to be a quiet Christmas for them. So they're doing their damnedest to talk up the festival spirit, rope in the kids, and create feelings of guilt if you're not joining in.

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Post by Stanley » 11 Nov 2017, 03:50

I agree with both of you.... See THIS BBC report and then look at this, Holdsworth Mill, Reddish.

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 12 Nov 2017, 06:25

The Xmas trees are up on the fronts of shops but as yet unlit except for the ones opposite Gott's Garage on Gisburn Road which are a blaze of colour.
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Post by Cathy » 12 Nov 2017, 10:00

Forget the Coca Cola truck....
The Cadburys truck has arrived, and it is delivering Joy!!! It's here people, oh yeah :biggrin2:
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Post by PanBiker » 12 Nov 2017, 10:17

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The Xmas trees are up on the fronts of shops but as yet unlit except for the ones opposite Gott's Garage on Gisburn Road which are a blaze of colour.
They must have had a shilling for the meter. :biggrin2: On a more serious note, I will have to scan with my general coverage receiver for spurious emissions if radiation has started. I noticed the other day that we were getting down on tin foil. :confused: :surprised:
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2017, 04:42

I've seen it as well Cathy, a straight rip-off from the Coca Cola ad....
The TV advertising is in full flow now..... 42 days to go...... What's the betting the Boxing Day sales start before Xmas?
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Tizer » 13 Nov 2017, 10:29

They'll be declaring a Black Friday, Pink Monday, Green Wednesday...anything to trick people into parting with their hard-earned cash or entering into another debt black hole.

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2017, 04:02

I'd forgotten that US import..... See THIS for a report on it. It's on Nov 24th but Amazon are starting their offers on November 17th....
It struck me yesterday that the bloke with the white beard on the four wheeled pedal car on Wysick the other day might be our version of Boris from Ilkley..... Mrs Trellis, where are you now.....?
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Post by Marilyn » 14 Nov 2017, 23:29

My son's Labrador didn't quite understand the telling off she got after she plunged her big black head into the Christmas Tree and plucked out a lovely big red bauble....

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Post by Stanley » 15 Nov 2017, 03:51

That's an early tree Maz! Will it last?
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Post by Marilyn » 15 Nov 2017, 05:57

Tree is at son's girlfriends home. Yes she is early and quite OTT about Christmad.
Son does not have his tree up yet. He doesn't always bother ( he is like his Mum). Depends which way the wind is blowing as to Christmas Decorations going up!
No wonder Abby the Labby isn't sure of etiquette re Christmas trees...those baubles must look like her ball.

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 15 Nov 2017, 06:29

:biggrin2:
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Marilyn » 15 Nov 2017, 06:57

Must explain spelling mistakes. Serving up dinner in failing light...trying to multi-task!

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Post by Stanley » 16 Nov 2017, 03:51

I like 'Christmad'.......
Did you see the report of the smash and grab raid on the Apple Store? (LINK) One way of doing the Xmas shopping.....
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 17 Nov 2017, 05:09

Today is Black Friday..... The TV advertising is wall to wall festive cheer. Bugger!
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 18 Nov 2017, 06:40

Tension mounts! It's switch on time today for the emitters. Get the foil in Lads!
I was wrong wasn't I. Nov 17th was the start of Amazon's Black Friday promotion, the actual day is next Saturday the 24th.
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by plaques » 18 Nov 2017, 08:26

Colne's Christmas light switch on is next Saturday 25 Nov. The city centre is closed down from 8.00 am till 10.00 pm. Must be something else going on to warrant this sort of drastic action. Probable dozens of old men in red suits making Ho Ho Ho noises. And worse than that, people trying to sell you things.

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Marilyn » 18 Nov 2017, 09:19

We were subject to the new "Christmas Casuals" at the supermarket this morning - quite tedious to be honest- as we did want to be in and out as quick as possible. I'm sure that, among the teenagers, are individuals who quickly get the system - sharp as tacks - destined for far better things. Unfortunately our young lad was oh so slow, complained all the way through about how early he had to get up this morning, and seemed to sink under the weight of scanning our purchases as he went along. I reckon it took us 20 mins to get through the checkout from the time he started serving us.
I truly thought our veg would wilt before we got it home.
Gosh it was painful....I felt so sorry for those in line behind us.
At one point, he said "what is this?" ( it was a cabbage!)
At another point he asked if Red Capsicum was related to Green Capsicum. When I said "oh yes", he said "I don't eat red or green things". ( the mother in me said he was probably typical of teenagers his age....couldn't get up early or eat veg!)
No mucking about next week. Eyes out for the regular staff. No one has 20 mins to watch someone scanning their half trolley of groceries!

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