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Old 09-16-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Christmas foodles arrive in British supermarkets

And everything in my favourite supermarket has been moved! Does it get to you, when, in a hurry, you go to the aisle to grab what's on your list only to see it's been moved? Like, down to aisle 14 in this culinary aircraft hangar? That's why Jill and I carry PMR's: Entel walkie-talkies. "Calling lil' Pig - I found it, teehee - found it!"

But,

A yummy packet of 24 mince pies waylaid me, so I grabbed 3 packets (we're a hungry bunch) aaaand - a Christmas pud, aaand some heavy cream.

Why wait til Christmas is what I say, especially when tired of cooking for a couple of nights pre-vacation?

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #2
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Isn't it funny how some things you only think of eating during a holiday. I never have a turkey dinner unless it is Thanksgiving and I love turkey dinner.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:50 AM   #3
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lol @ "lil pig". what's your handle, linux?

we have nextel walkie talkies at work, and one of the young guys jokingly wanted to be called "eagle one". he'll never live that one down.
i always wait until he's in a big meeting then call him on it: "eagle one, come in eagle one!". you should see the look on the directors' and v.p.s' faces as he scrambles to answer it.

back on topic, i hate the fact that christmas stuff starts to show up by mid-october every year, and it's getting earlier. the song goes "we need a LITTLE christmas", not months of it.

that said, we already bought one of our neighbors who babysits for us a lot a christmas gift. decorated silver measuring spoons, since she's a fantastic baker. we saw them in a shop in vermont a few weeks ago, and well, ya gotta strike while the iron is hot. we had already bought them artisnal vermont cheese and summer sausage for house sitting/feeding our cats while we were away, so we bought it for an early holiday gift.

one down, 2,472 to go.



when do those sales start?
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:57 AM   #4
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Buckytom, I saw Christmas decorations on the shelves at Homegoods/TJMaxx today...right next to the Halloween stuff...grrr.

GB, me too, I love everything about Thanksgiving Dinner...pumpkin pie, stuffing/gravy, turkey...but never have them during the year...I'd feel like I was cheating...haha

Linux, hehe...never heard of Christmas "foodles". I love Christmas minus the commercialism and consumerism...i'm all for the simple good old fashioned basics...with a touch of sparkle and wide-eyed wonder...gotta have that...
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:07 AM   #5
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Isn't it funny how some things you only think of eating during a holiday. I never have a turkey dinner unless it is Thanksgiving and I love turkey dinner.
That is so true even of me.


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Linux, hehe...never heard of Christmas "foodles". I love Christmas minus the commercialism and consumerism...i'm all for the simple good old fashioned basics...with a touch of sparkle and wide-eyed wonder...gotta have that...
Agreed, but also I can't understand why Christmas causes shoppers to act so meanly as they do when the season is upon them, because supermarket shopping is a total, total nightmare. And then I see poor families struggling to make ends meet and Going Without, so to bless their children with gifts; see despair in their eyes, especially young parents who are finding things hard just to pay the mortgage when Christmas hits the shops so uncomfortably early. It's all about profits and tapping into the public's purse.

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lol @ "lil pig". what's your handle, linux?

when do those sales start?
Lovely what you said. My handle is actually "Lyra-Emma": my real name, sweetie.

In Britain, we have sales all the time. It's because of our economic climate that high street stores' profits are being cut to the bone because internet shopping and foreign imports have killed our manufacturing/retail industry.

By the time January comes round, British supermarkets will be stocking Easter groceries. For life since the Common Market has never been the same, and last year or the year before, Tesco's profits soared to 3 Billion. Little wonder the British housewife and her family are seen shopping 24/7 and Christmas will never be the same again, because on Boxing Day, said rabid housewives will be stuffing carrier bags with more stuff into more carrier bags with more shopping because the supermarkets will be selling off Christmas groceries with 2/3rds off and we women do this because we don't know how to kick back from the stick and enjoy family life without supermarkets poking their snouts into every corner of our lives.

Except mine and my awesome family of six other girls. Armed with Entels we whistle round Sainsbury's in rocket time. And Christmas puddings and mince pies only too enthusiastically leap into our trolleys.
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