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Make Xmas a little one - for your sanity and finances

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We celebrate xmas every year and I do spoil my daughter with presents then (she 10), there is nothing nicer than seeing smiles and shocks as they open their presents. What I have really come to detes… Read More
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
We celebrate xmas every year and I do spoil my daughter with presents then (she 10), there is nothing nicer than seeing smiles and shocks as they open their presents. What I have really come to detest is how all the shops think we dont need "normal" food for 2 weeks and shove overpriced party "tiny" bits of rubbish for us to eat. Too much chocolate, biscuites, cakes and snacks does nobody any good except make the shops rich. Yes enjoy your xmas and your food but think of Starter (if wanted), main course and pudding for Christmas day only (unless having a party). There will still be so much left over that you will be eating or freezing it within a few days. You really DONT need as much as shops shove into your faces. Think how much you can save on finances dont mind the calories. Think its time for a fight back to go back to Christmas basics rather than the modern rubbish. Sorry if you dont agree but this is me and you are you.
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
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1 Like #1
I made our Christmas pudding this year, had enough ingredients to make two so giving one to the in-laws as a gift.
#2
That's a wonderful idea and best it tastes better than the chemical ones in the shops - well done. Lucky for me no-one in our house likes them so we have apple pie or a sponge.

airfix
I made our Christmas pudding this year, had enough ingredients to make two so giving one to the in-laws as a gift.
1 Like #3
What I have really come to detest is how all the shops think we dont need "normal" food for 2 weeks and shove overpriced party "tiny" bits of rubbish for us to eat.

I completely agree. People tend to overbuy & most of it gets wasted. We only have a small selection for the three of us.
Even our Christmas dinner is like a small Sunday roast, nothing worse than being bloated!
#4
Don't buy it. It's quite simple!
1 Like #5
But I HAVE to stock up with lots of food as most shops don't open again until 7am on Boxing Day.
#6
The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (or joint), the vegetables are cheap, luckily my in-laws are turkey farmers so I get my bird free.
#7
airfix
I made our Christmas pudding this year, had enough ingredients to make two so giving one to the in-laws as a gift.

Were you being kind or cruel?
#8
Are they free range - would love a real turkey!!

airfix
The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (or joint), the vegetables are cheap, luckily my in-laws are turkey farmers so I get my bird free.
#9
This whole thread has been my sentiments for many years.
It causes a lot of friction in my family.
I HATE waste & gluttony and there is always a price to pay.
1 Like #10
googley2
Are they free range - would love a real turkey!!
airfix
The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (or joint), the vegetables are cheap, luckily my in-laws are turkey farmers so I get my bird free.

They're home reared on the farm in open sided barns. Safe from foxes etc, nice shelter and food and space.
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landros1
airfix
I made our Christmas pudding this year, had enough ingredients to make two so giving one to the in-laws as a gift.
Were you being kind or cruel?

Hey, I often have to mix mortar or concrete and making a pudding is no different. ;)
#12
How do we get one then? What part of UK are you in?

airfix
googley2
Are they free range - would love a real turkey!!
airfix
The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (or joint), the vegetables are cheap, luckily my in-laws are turkey farmers so I get my bird free.
They're home reared on the farm in open sided barns. Safe from foxes etc, nice shelter and food and space.
#13
googley2
How do we get one then? What part of UK are you in?
airfix
googley2
Are they free range - would love a real turkey!!
airfix
The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (or joint), the vegetables are cheap, luckily my in-laws are turkey farmers so I get my bird free.
They're home reared on the farm in open sided barns. Safe from foxes etc, nice shelter and food and space.

They're in Bedfordshire, is that too far for you?
1 Like #14
Unfortunately I think so, I am in Coventry. Anyone else here near Bedfordshire want a better quality turkey for their Christmas dinner?

airfix
googley2
How do we get one then? What part of UK are you in?
airfix
googley2
Are they free range - would love a real turkey!!
airfix
The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (or joint), the vegetables are cheap, luckily my in-laws are turkey farmers so I get my bird free.
They're home reared on the farm in open sided barns. Safe from foxes etc, nice shelter and food and space.
They're in Bedfordshire, is that too far for you?
#15
I go by the gypsy rule, only buy it if you can afford it. I will never buy anything on credit or finance, never had a credit card. I make sure all my bills are paid for in advance and I know what I have left for luxury spending.

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