LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Stanley » 20 Dec 2018, 06:07

The DIY Xmas lights over Wellhouse Street have shifted up a gear, the star is flashing now!
Pioneer car park is rammed full of cars during the day. We approach the crescendo of shopping this week and the weekend. No doubt the retailers are hoping for a late surge in shopping. You'd think that in view of the short time available for delivery online shopping would be falling off.
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Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Post by Tizer » 20 Dec 2018, 10:13

Apparently it has fallen off, but more to do with the general fall in retail activity.

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Post by LizG » 21 Dec 2018, 04:00

I saw this on Facebook and it tickled my fancy. Merry Christmas everyone.

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Post by Stanley » 21 Dec 2018, 04:30

I like it Liz! Margaret said they'd had 44C in Perth a few days ago and today's the longest day for them, shortest for us of course so it's the old Pagan festival of Yule. So a happy Yule tide to everyone.
I ordered some tobacco from Aston's yesterday and it's coming by Post Office Recorded Mail, I'll bet it comes today as it is from Manchester.
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Post by Marilyn » 22 Dec 2018, 00:44

Supermarket packed again this morning (just after 08.30am)!
That's us done. Won't need to go near the shops again before Christmas.

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Post by Stanley » 22 Dec 2018, 03:25

Tobacco arrived. Met Santa at the bus stop (Susan on her way to work) and gave her Tomblands. In return she gave me a small but perfectly formed Christmas cake and a snowman made out of Wensleydale cheese to go with it. Then veggie shopping for Xmas. Like Maz, I think that's it!
Co-op and town packed. I'm doing my last load of washing before Xmas as well.
Later.... I saw two identically dressed Xmas Elves in the rain presumably making their way home after a night shift in the Xmas factory..... (or a Xmas party!)
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Post by Cathy » 23 Dec 2018, 10:23

To everyone on OG, thanks for another great year. Stay safe, sound, happy and healthy.
:santa2: : :wings: MERRY CHRISTMAS :smile:
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Post by Wendyf » 23 Dec 2018, 19:03

Fun Run Santa got a bit confused with beard placement! Happy Christmas everyone. :biggrin2:
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Post by Marilyn » 23 Dec 2018, 20:36

Delightful!
Santa is wearing the beard a little high, but I am sure it will settle while jogging in the rain...

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Post by Wendyf » 23 Dec 2018, 20:44

Please note that Santa was wearing full waterproof gear underneath her Santa Suit. (No goose fat though....)

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Post by PanBiker » 23 Dec 2018, 22:03

:good:
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Post by Stanley » 24 Dec 2018, 02:46

Did it bate a bit for you? I thought about you and was with you in spirit!
A cool Yule to everyone and thanks for another year of companionship and interest (with some good laughs on the way) Here's to 2019 on the site, it will be just as good and Bugger Brexit!

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Post by Marilyn » 24 Dec 2018, 05:06

Why didn't Colin do the Santa run/walk? ( piker!!!)

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Post by Stanley » 25 Dec 2018, 04:09

I saw a streak of light in the sky early this morning. Could it have been Santa going about his business? He came early to 10 East Hill Street!
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Post by Stanley » 26 Dec 2018, 04:57

The aftermath today. Now is the time when the bills start dropping though the letterbox..... Deep Joy!
Remember the emitters are still working at full blast, now it's what used to be the January Sales and holiday offers. Going by pre-Xmas discounts there could be some real bargains out there but very little profit for the retailers. Stock shifting is the name of the game now!
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Post by Tizer » 26 Dec 2018, 12:35

A lot of stuff at M&S online is 30-50% off. It'll be interesting to see if makes any difference to the low sales. It certainly will make a difference to profits.

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Post by Stanley » 27 Dec 2018, 04:33

The High Street is only one evidence of the malaise which is poised in the wings to strike globally. We live in dangerous financial times.....
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Post by Stanley » 28 Dec 2018, 07:05

The DIY reindeer over Wellhouse Street have died..... The star is still operating but reminds us that Xmas is over for another year.
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Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2018, 04:43

No lights this morning apart from a veiled crescent moon but I had the bonus of a skein of geese passing over in the dark. Lovely!
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Post by Stanley » 03 Jan 2019, 06:42

I note that over the last two days all the major emitters have been switched off. Only a few Xmas trees on individual shops are left illuminated.
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Post by Cathy » 03 Jan 2019, 08:21

I still have my Christmas decorations on display, I left them out because I wanted some twinkly lights on for new years eve, then forgot to put them on (duh!), but its time for a good dust so will be putting them away very soon.
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Post by Wendyf » 03 Jan 2019, 09:08

Mine come down on 12th Night.

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Post by PanBiker » 03 Jan 2019, 10:48

So do ours.
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Post by Big Kev » 03 Jan 2019, 11:44

We didn't bother putting any up. It was a nice 'normal' atmosphere for my youngest grandson, Christmas is too stimulating for a young lad with autism.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Jan 2019, 04:01

Perhaps that's the reason why I don't like them and never put them up Kev. I remember as a lad that the house looked so sad and bare when the Xmas decorations came down.... Back to the real world!
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