Sunday, 6 September 2015

La la, la, la, la, la,

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I have my head firmly buried in the sand .....


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... next time I go out I might just have to wear blinkers.


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Or maybe even a blindfold.

I went shopping yesterday and in the charity shops there were Christmas cards and in Tesco there was a huge humongous display of tubs of sweets.  You know the ones, stack after stack of Heroes, Quality Street, Roses etc etc.

It is not nearly Christmas, it is not nearly Christmas, for goodness sake we have Halloween, Bonfire Night et al to get through first.  And the kids have only just gone back to school .... is society really trying to ramp up the excitement four months before the day, the poor little things will explode before  then in an excited fireball?

I'm going into hibernation (it's currently cold enough to make me want to), well either that or absolute minimal shopping so that I don't have to see the first outbreak of tinsel and sparkle.

Bah Humbug!!

Sue xx

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19 comments:

  1. It's everywhere! Some of the charity shops had their Christmas cards on display at the end of August too. Although I've steered clear of it just yet I did receive a rather nice Christmas Dogalogue from Guide Dogs through the post recently full of lovely stuff. We also opened a tub of chocs last night to accompany Strictly!

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  2. It is ridiculous. Pass the humbugs.

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  3. I'm with you! I have a class of 20 kids (6 and 7 yos) and we will NOT be talking about Christmas until December. We've just started talking about Harvest for goodness sake!!

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  4. Me too goes off singing lal la la dedum dedum loudly.

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  5. maybe the sweets are for Halloween?

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  6. During August, every year, the big garden centre near us starts with there Christmas display!! I haven't given up for the year on my garden and your bombarded with Christmas. I like you chose the 'head in the sand' method, at least until school half term. Sarah

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  7. C-------- was also in B&M Bargains this week alongside Halloween.
    xx

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  8. I haven't seen any displays yet but I'm sure it won't be long before I do. Plenty of customers at the charity shop have mentioned their plans already though.

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  9. I agree, its faaaaaaaar to early for Christmas stuff, let us enjoy autumn and then deal with the C word at the beginning of December :)

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  10. I'm with you, I refuse to acknowledge any Christmas advertising or displays until after Thanksgiving.

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  11. I'm with you. Two card shops near me have cards on the shelves at the beginning of August, I know because I was in there choosing a card at the beginning of August for my grand-daughter, and said in a rather loud voice to my husband we haven't had August Bank holiday yet!
    I don't think about Christmas until 27th November, my son's birthday is the 26th!
    Julie xxxxxx

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  12. Isn't it ridiculous. A few years ago I saw Padstow Christmas Fayre being advertised in May!

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  13. Costco had Christmas trees on display at the end of July here!! Just to add insult to injury it was 1degreeC here last night and it SNOWED!!!!

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  14. I thought that was an American thing. I guess it's everywhere. I remember when I was small we put the tree up about 4 or 5 days before Christmas and shops only started to put Christmas displays out after the first of December.

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  15. I went to get some DIY bits in our local Trago Mills and saw tinsel out the corner of my eye..... Eek. I use the other exit.

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  16. and you should feel for those of us who keep shops. I have a quilt shop and Christmas and Halloween begin arriving in April. We have to unpack it, mark it, and find a place to put it 6 months ahead of the season.

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  17. hahaha I know just how you feel I seen them in the shops to and I turn a blind eye I am going to enjoy our Indian summer that has arrived here in Somerset Its not Autumn yet in my eyes still so much to do and enjoy yet before I turn to thoughts of that C word in November and not before thank you. dee :-)

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  18. I love it, I can't buy any sweeties yet as I'd eat them all xx

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  19. I am a huge Christmas fan! However, I totally agree that it's getting ridiculous how early they gear us up for it! Kids must be at bursting point by December! I wouldn't say no to a tin of Quality Street right now though... :)

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