Christmas presents

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  1. Pat and Trish

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    Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but for god’s sake stop trashing the planet to buy stuff nobody wants just to tell someone you care.
    All it shows is that you don’t.
     
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  2. Jaws

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    Ahhhh !! So you are these folk are you ?

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    Or perhaps you have a more normal diesel or petrol powered motorhome but just prefer only certain aspects of being green ?

    Just asking you understand :)
     
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    ...and of course supplying all the raw materials & components, manufacturing & selling all this "stuff" employs people to let them feed, clothe & house their families - or should they all be out on the street, naked & starving :rolleyes: ?
     
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  4. MJG1959

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    Well hopefully Santa is getting me stuff I want, on the list was a battery charger (last one packed up yonks ago), 12V tyre compressor/inflator (Drove over the last one - don't ask), Compact car/caravan vacuum cleaner.

    Nothing I don't really need there sorry.
     
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    Yeah right.:xdoh:
    Your avin a larf.:xrofl::xrofl:
    If I didn't buy my missus a pressie or two I'd be hanging from a tree not hugging it.:xwink:
     
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    I asked for a bucket with a lid, not a bucket and chuck it, dual purpose, for emptying waste water and washing clothes in transit. Unilateral response, we can't get you that for christmas!!
    Get ACSI every year, thanks Johnnie, Elliot and Archie.
    might get the bucket from john though as my 'silly' present.
     
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  7. Cat53

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    B****r off. I want presents. Lots of them! To give and to receive! Merry Christmas xx:xgrin:
     
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    We spend hours looking for appropriate gifts for people we care about, because we care. We don't appreciate being told we don't care by someone who we have not met, who doesn't know us or the people we give gifts too or, what those gift might be, and who doesn't have the faintest clue whether the gifts we give contribute to trashing the planer or not.

    Merry Christmas.
     
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  9. Pat and Trish

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    I’m very sorry if I have offended anyone in my original post as that was far from my intention and I certainly was not accusing anybody of anything just trying to raise a bit of awareness regarding the state of our environment and the pathological consumption that has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.
    Unfortunately I did not express myself as eloquently as others on here have, who I’m sure have all bought their presents with care and will give them with love.
    Hope you all have a Happy Christmas :xsmile:

    P.S. Santa hurry up and bring me the crash helmet and thick skin I have just ordered :imoutahere:
     
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  10. Jaws

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    LOL !! No need for a sorry at all ! We are all only 'yanking your chain' :) and I am sure not a single person was offended in any way !!
    It was a nice sentiment, I am just rather acidic at the moment due in part to a lack of nicotine !
     
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    You need to suck on a large Cuban Smiffy........:xrofl:
     
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    Nahhh.. I aint stopped smoking just cut right down to 5 or less a day..
    Will do that for a while and then go down to 2 a day before quitting altogether again
     
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    I've made all my presents out of root vegetables this year so I can only concur with the OP's sentiments
     
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    How does that make up for the lack of nicotine? Just asking.......
     
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    Have a watch of 'Back in time for Christmas' on BBC iPlayer (It was on BBC 2 last night and the night before) Shows quite nicely how 'consumerised' Christmas has become over the decades.
     
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    If it was not for crap Xmas presents what would charity shops and boot sales have to sell ?
     
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    It can be just a habit thing though, I had my Xmas booze up with 2 of my best friends on Monday we have been friends since we were 5 years old.
    They do an Xmas pressie swap on Xmas Eve and asked me to partake this year has we will be in my homework for the first time since 2003 for the Xmas period.
    But as I pointed out I wouldn't have a clue what to get them, and neither would they me. They were adamant they could, so I said well excluding alcohol what would you buy for me?
    Answers inc
    Smellies, posh body creams etc - nope I suffer with eczema even now, only use e45 or cocoa butter based stuff.
    Bath bombs or luxury bubble bath- nope as above but also we don't have a bath in our house.
    Chocolates- nope really you definitely know I don't like chocolate or nuts!
    Jewellery- nope don't wear it.
    So despite knowing these girls for 38 years they wouldn't know what to get me.
    I however do know they both like chocolates so would have fared slightly better.

    We agreed in the end resorting to swapping bottles of Prosecco 3 ways probably defeated the object :)

    Lin
     
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    Why would I watch something like that ! ?
    As I said in another thread, Christmas is only spoiled by commercialism for those that let it be so.. Everyone to their own, but for me and mine.. we enjoy the Christmas period..
    If folk wanna be miserable, or not enjoy the time for one reason or another, that is not gonna any difference to us :)
     
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    I wasn't suggesting it was compulsory viewing :D ....I was just suggesting have a look if you want to see how much its changed since the end of WW2. It has quite a lot.

    I enjoy it too, as suggested in my earlier post, as I get stuff I need (assuming Santa plays ball again this year that is)
     
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    We enjoyed this @MJG1959 - much "oh I remember that/those!". Well except the 40s too early for us.
     
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