Ok it’s over. We can all get our breath back again. Just another 12 months to wait for it to start up once more. Not long to go.
I had a lovely Christmas spent with family. Playing games and eating a really nice dinner. Lots of chocolates going round. And bloody awful TV! Apart from Mrs Brown’s Boys, which makes me laugh even after watching it 8 times, there was nothing at all decent on the box. We ended up watching my grandson’s new DVD, Horrid Henry, about 12 times. Some of the family wanted to see the news but it was so full of doom and gloom, so utterly depressing, that it was banned.
Tomorrow I’m back at work. How utterly exciting. Can’t wait. (Pure sarcasm there.)
I’m so glad I wasn’t in this weekend. I can just imagine what they’ve had to deal with. All the customers who have had problems over Christmas and have been trying to get through to claims but keep pressing the wrong options and getting no one. The very first option is ‘if you want an engineer’. There are many people who don’t press option 1. They could have no heating, or water leaking through the ceiling, but they’ll still press ‘for any other enquiry’ option. When we get back to work they come through and have a go at us, like it’s our fault that they can’t be bothered to listen.
Oh yes, I can’t wait to get back to work.
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Well it’s the time of year for spending again. Get your pay early so you can spend it on family and friends and loads of food that you don’t need, but the compost bin will enjoy. That sounds a bit miserable doesn’t it? But it’s true! Those of us enjoying a celebration at this time of the year go overboard. We don’t need to. But we love doing it. You know I’m right.
And every year most of us say that we didn’t need to get all of that food so we’re not going to do it next year. But next year we spend more. Why? Well in my opinion it’s very simple. Although we may have a religious celebration, the main celebration centres around our loved ones. It’s the one time of the year when we hate and we love having our family around. Love and hate are two sides of the same coin – you can’t have one without the other. When it comes to family and this time of the year, this particular coin is being tossed constantly.
So whether we spend the money from a desire to shower our family with gifts because we love them, or because we want to get one up on the rich aunt and uncle, or even keep up with the neighbours, spend we do. We’re helped of course by the stores who are all too eager to offer encouragement.
So I know I’m a bit late with this, but HAPPY SOLSTICE for all my Pagan friends. I was busy greeting my parents who are spending a week with us.
HAPPY HANUKKAH for all my Jewish friends.
MERRY CHRISTMAS for all my Christian friends.
And for all my friends who are atheist, or just couldn’t give a damn about religion – HAPPY HOLIDAYS, SEASONS GREETINGS.
I hope everyone has a good time, and party’s safely.
Enjoy the January sales!
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Went to a local DIY store today – a very well-known one. I won’t mention the name as they’re not paying me for advertising! They had a whole section dedicated to Christmas. Trees, baubles, decorations, wreaths, and the obligatory toys. You know the ones where you press the button and the music starts.
I spent about 20 minutes in this section. I had to press all the buttons. It’s an addiction. So I had two shelves of toys singing jingle bells, and other jolly songs. Great fun. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It certainly cheered me up and me laugh. It also encouraged several more people to come over to that section. They were enjoying it too.
On a serious note though, we are only in October. It’s getting a bit ridiculous having Christmas stuff out so early. The prices are just as ridiculous. These singing toys were £15 each. The price of the decorations? £1 for one bauble. The whole thing is getting beyond a joke.
I don’t celebrate Christmas as a religious festival but I do enjoy it as a time spent with family and friends, and giving and receiving gifts. But regardless of how you wish to spend this time of year, it’s become a money-making racket.
One thing I did notice looking around this section of the store, was how easy it is to make a lot of the decorations they had used. For instance, there was one particular tree where they had attached red beads as berries and plastic fir cones. The cost of the tree was £92. How about collecting real fir cones from the local park. They’re free of charge. Get a necklace of red beads from a local charity shop and take it apart. String a few together and fasten it to any cheap tree. Put a bit of glitter on. Glitter can be obtained from Poundland. If you’ve got kids they’ll probably enjoy doing all this for you. It should keep them quiet for a short time as well.
Another decoration they were selling for £38 was a bunch of twigs tied together and cover in glitter. They craziest thing of all is that some people will actually these prices for things they can do themselves. Madness!
Great British Bake Off: Christmas
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas [DVD]
Now That’s What I Call Music! Christmas 
Well I’ve managed to load Ebay with a few things. Not enough to make me rich but at least it will get rid of a few items that I had packed away. Still got a few other bits and bobs to put on there as well.
Also looking at the jobs out there. I think it’s about time that I had a change. Shorter travel would certainly be a blessing.
A lot of xmas jobs going at the moment but they’re only temporary. But then some of them are with companies that train so I can’t see them getting rid of everybody when the temporary period is up. Shops probably would.
I’ve uploaded my CV to some online job sites. Why is it when you put within 5miles they send you stuff all over the country?
A friend of mine has sent me this dire warning. I pass it on to all who read or may read this post.
Vodka and ice will ruin your kidneys.
Rum and ice will ruin your liver.
Whiskey and ice will ruin your heart.
Gin and ice will ruin your brain.
Pepsi and ice will ruin your teeth.
So there you have it. Ice is lethal. Avoid it at all costs. Take your drinks straight. Pass this warning on. Avoid ice.
Look at what it did to the Titanic.