LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Marilyn » 26 Dec 2017, 00:24

Itsh time to crawl up thosch staircsh and clean your teesch and crawl into bed...
You've had a big day.

Next bash - New Years Eve! ( though we have 2 birthdays before then...and a Wedding Anniversary shortly after) :biggrin2:
This time of year is not for whimps!

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Post by Stanley » 26 Dec 2017, 04:29

David, I share your thoughts about Ranulf..... The man who said he'd shoot him was on the right lines. Why does he remind me of Orde Wingate?
On a different note I wish to register a complaint about 'Gospel Choirs' and the modern trend in choral singing..... I like Xmas carols and the choral services we hear on the BBC but I am sorry to say that the London Gospel Choir completely spoiled my enjoyment of one service yesterday. I hate the twiddly 'Grace Notes' and unnecessary embellishments of even old standard carols. I note the same trend in other areas of singing as well. Apart from that, they weren't even tuneful! I will grant them full marks for enthusiasm but null point for singing. End of rant......
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Post by Cathy » 26 Dec 2017, 05:35

Twiddly grace notes ? Are you referring to vocal aerobics '. Drives me nuts too
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Post by Tizer » 26 Dec 2017, 10:18

Tripps wrote:
25 Dec 2017, 23:16
The expedition was abandoned when Fiennes developed crotch rot (he wore the same underpants for 50 days)
He's not a proper explorer then. I'm sure the best explorers all buy those M&S underpants that have been treated with an anti-bacterial chemical. If he'd worn those he might have completed his trip. He could have made money too by promoting M&S underpants! :laugh5:

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Post by plaques » 26 Dec 2017, 11:02

Perhaps he was really a commercial traveler in Ladies underwear and didn't like taking them off. (the old jokes are the best)

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Post by Stanley » 27 Dec 2017, 03:57

Yes Cathy, I notice that singers do it in the States when opening a large sporting event with the National Anthem as well. I can't stand it!!
Ranulf's keks. Or observe basic maintenance hygiene!
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Post by Stanley » 28 Dec 2017, 06:48

The campaign continues.... Even though Xmas is behind us the retailers, both online and off, are discounting heavily to shift stock. The 'experts' on the Main Street suspect that while on the surface, the sellers have had a successful campaign in terms of turnover it is at the expense of profitability and there is the further uncomfortable truth that a lot of spending is being done by extending credit and that can't go on forever. What happens when the gravy train hits the buffers as it must inevitably do?
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Post by Tizer » 28 Dec 2017, 09:58

The firms will go belly up, the employees will be made redundant and they'll suffer because other folk got a big discount on the Christmas goodies. Something tells me there's a flaw in the economic system.

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Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2017, 04:54

I'm sure you are right Tiz. One candidate for extinction seems to be 'Benson's for Beds', it's getting quite a lot of mentions.... The only certainty is that there will be an end to the credit spree..... The question is when?
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Post by Tizer » 29 Dec 2017, 10:14

Toys R Us looks like being next. But we'll hear more when companies find they've given too much away in the run up to Christmas.

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Post by Stanley » 30 Dec 2017, 04:00

According to the 'experts', sales are up slightly but actual footfall and profitability are down.
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Post by Stanley » 31 Dec 2017, 06:17

The question on my mind today is how much money have the masses left over to spend on booze and fireworks tonight? I'll be pleasantly surprised if I am not woken at midnight by explosions and my mate joining me early in bed for protection......
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 07 Jan 2018, 06:17

The main emitters and lights were switched off by yesterday morning and this morning all the other lights are off. We are safe for another year! Now all we have to cope with is the rest of the world....
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