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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    The older i get the more I hate the commercialism of Christmas it just sucks
    I don't believe in much at all - well nothing, actually.

    But the traditional Christmas has now all but disappeared, which I find regrettable. No decent carol service on TV at Christmas Eve, for example - now replaced by 'Hey-hey, it's the Holiday Xmas Party!!!' or whatever.… featuring grinning washed-up celebrities.

    It's all about conspicuous consumption. Plastic tat everywhere. It's gimme gimme gimme. High-impact shiny plastic crap mass-produced in South Korea decorating all the shops. Supermarket staff wearing elf hats with lights on them.

    Where's little baby Jesus? Down at the off-licence, loading up the trolley with bargain sherry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Lol My daughter took our little one she was fuming - he’s even got a card machine!!!!

    I can’t begin to tell you what my minimum expectations would be paying 16 quid to sit on someone’s knee but it would be more than a quick ho ho ho I can tell you !
    A lap dance from Santa??
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post

    Where's little baby Jesus? Down at the off-licence, loading up the trolley with bargain sherry.
    Don't go all religious on us Dave. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    I don't believe in much at all - well nothing, actually.

    But the traditional Christmas has now all but disappeared, which I find regrettable. No decent carol service on TV at Christmas Eve, for example - now replaced by 'Hey-hey, it's the Holiday Xmas Party!!!' or whatever.… featuring grinning washed-up celebrities.

    It's all about conspicuous consumption. Plastic tat everywhere. It's gimme gimme gimme. High-impact shiny plastic crap mass-produced in South Korea decorating all the shops. Supermarket staff wearing elf hats with lights on them.

    Where's little baby Jesus? Down at the off-licence, loading up the trolley with bargain sherry.
    Yep, itís just a con to separate people from their money, if I start buying for my folks at the age of say 16 until Iím say 60 thatís 44 gifts, if I had to buy my Dad 44 gifts all in one go I wouldnt have a clue which is why itís just crap, either that or heís getting 44 jumpers from Next, it starts in October stuff creeping into supermarkets and shops, just after they got your money for Halloween which went from bin liners and fake blood to whole isles of ďstuffĒ, and shopping, then itís Black Friday, Blue Monday, last chance honestly savings day lol, whatever happened to just Boxing Day sales and you would think the world was gonna end end the reams of people shopping for food and drink then 4 days later theyíre all out again for new year !!!

    Lol Iím a grumpy old ********** when it comes to Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDREAMOFGINI View Post
    Don't go all religious on us Dave. lol
    No chance, kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Yep, it’s just a con to separate people from their money, if I start buying for my folks at the age of say 16 until I’m say 60 that’s 44 gifts, if I had to buy my Dad 44 gifts all in one go I wouldnt have a clue which is why it’s just crap, either that or he’s getting 44 jumpers from Next, it starts in October stuff creeping into supermarkets and shops, just after they got your money for Halloween which went from bin liners and fake blood to whole isles of “stuff”, and shopping, then it’s Black Friday, Blue Monday, last chance honestly savings day lol, whatever happened to just Boxing Day sales and you would think the world was gonna end end the reams of people shopping for food and drink then 4 days later they’re all out again for new year !!!

    Lol I’m a grumpy old ********** when it comes to Christmas
    It's good that you still like to get dressed up for that special day though, Ayles.

    http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-...0530220303.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    It's good that you still like to get dressed up for that special day though, Ayles.

    http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-...0530220303.jpg
    Lol good to see you got me on one of my better days
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Lol good to see you got me on one of my better days
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    A lap dance from Santa??
    Ayles wants an actual Ho for that sort of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhoscoch View Post
    Ayles wants an actual Ho for that sort of money.
    It's all good as long as he gets to keep his cardi on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    It's all good as long as he gets to keep his cardi on.
    Spooky, itís like my missus set up a covert account in here and is posting as you
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    It grinds my gears that my parents never knew or taught me how to go camping. I am a city slicker like my parents before me i but want better for my kids.

    In fact there are many things my parents never taught me - or that i dropped because i was too lazy or preferred drinking and chasing women - and now it grinds my gears as i realise now that i have few interesting skills and passions. And the world really is not geared up for teaching adults anything - everything is about the youth.

    I say this as i returns home, grab a beer and sit in front of the tv.

    Grrrr..
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    Don't fret, my parents never taught me anything about camping.
    My father was too busy plotting to massacre the ITV programme planners for such fripperies as teaching his offspring to put up a tent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Don't fret, my parents never taught me anything about camping.
    My father was too busy plotting to massacre the ITV programme planners for such fripperies as teaching his offspring to put up a tent.
    Blue Peter surely showed us all we needed to know about putting up a tent ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Blue Peter surely showed us all we needed to know about putting up a tent ?
    I only watched the ones where they made the Christmas crown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DantesShadow View Post
    It grinds my gears that my parents never knew or taught me how to go camping. I am a city slicker like my parents before me i but want better for my kids.

    In fact there are many things my parents never taught me - or that i dropped because i was too lazy or preferred drinking and chasing women - and now it grinds my gears as i realise now that i have few interesting skills and passions. And the world really is not geared up for teaching adults anything - everything is about the youth.

    I say this as i returns home, grab a beer and sit in front of the tv.

    Grrrr..
    Come on, DS. Get a 'Idiots Guide to Camping' book… or go into an 'Outdoors'-type shop, and have a chat.

    Ain't that hard.

    Before you know it, you'll be an expert on groundsheets, primus stoves, anoraks, mapreading, bugcatching, mozzie bites, digging longdrops…
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    I always thought camping was for people who are too mean to go on a proper holiday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I always thought camping was for people who are too mean to go on a proper holiday.
    People that genuinely really do love beans and sausages from the same tin
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    People that genuinely really do love beans and sausages from the same tin
    Only if they've remembered to bring the can-opener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    People that genuinely really do love beans and sausages from the same tin
    Or hate sprawling by the pool with two cocktails in each hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I only watched the ones where they made the Christmas crown.
    and all sorts with empty yoghurt cups and string
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Come on, DS. Get a 'Idiots Guide to Camping' book… or go into an 'Outdoors'-type shop, and have a chat.

    Ain't that hard.

    Before you know it, you'll be an expert on groundsheets, primus stoves, anoraks, mapreading, bugcatching, mozzie bites, digging longdrops…
    Hmmm..spoken like a true camper! I once did that and was directed to 'packed' campsites where everyone is restricted to a small area to pitch their tents..a crowd of tents takes away the point of camping! Maybe its a UK thing but nobody I know has every camped in the UK wild...not sure we can..

    I should follow little reese witherspoon and do the Appalachian trail. Now that would be a crash course
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    Quote Originally Posted by DantesShadow View Post
    and all sorts with empty yoghurt cups and string
    Don't forget the Tracy Island replica that saved Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I always thought camping was for people who are too mean to go on a proper holiday.
    you are a posh little Kardashian aren't you Kas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDREAMOFGINI View Post
    you are a posh little Kardashian aren't you Kas?
    Not posh,just fabulously wealthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Not posh,just fabulously wealthy.
    ooooh, you think your wealthier than i am do yeh
    Last edited by IDREAMOFGINI; 9-12-17 at 18:13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Not posh,just fabulously wealthy.
    Well, i think i'm rather more wealthy than you are. Yes. Hubby's got a BMW 5 series and I've got a Hummer like Bechkam, what you got that is wealthier than us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDREAMOFGINI View Post
    Well, i think i'm rather more wealthy than you are. Yes. Hubby's got a BMW 5 series and I've got a Hummer like Bechkam, what you got that is wealthier than us?
    The only thing missing from this mid-life crisis masquerading as being cool, is bald, wearing shades and a driving a convertible in winter time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoBaggio94 View Post
    The only thing missing from this mid-life crisis masquerading as being cool, is bald, wearing shades and a driving a convertible in winter time.
    lol. Well, i've got a swimming pool the size of - hmm, yeh - Buckinham Palace. Yip. With Dolphins in it too. So there
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