*poked head in, shuffles in quietly*

(69 Posts)
notamonkeysuncle Fri 25-Apr-14 19:06:29

Ive done it.....ive started Christmas shopping!
My local Primark seem to of found a whole load of winter stock and are selling it off very cheap.
I got 2 Minnie Mouse onsies and a Micky one £6 reduced to a pound and a kids hat, glove and scarf set reduced to 50p.
I then came home and wrote a list of what for who and began the Amazon Christmas wishlist.
Ive never been this organised!

libertytrainers Fri 25-Apr-14 19:12:38

it's APRIL

You are going to be sooooo bored of Christmas by December.
Or you will have forgotten where you hid everything and what it is you've already bought.

coffeeinbed Fri 25-Apr-14 19:17:53

Go away!

SagaNorensLeatherTrousers Fri 25-Apr-14 19:22:57

That's great, I wish I could be that forward-thinking. The most I do is consciously save all of my Nectar, Boots, Clubcard, etc. points always being mindful I want to spend them around Christmas.

I love the sound of the onesies.

Don't be quiet monkeysuncle be LOUD and PROUD

"I've started shopping - Ha grin . And in December when y'all are ferreting about , tearing your hair out, I'll be wandering down to pick up the last few trinkets "

I cannot buy now, I'm not organised enough to hide them safely and my DC don;t know what they want this early.
But I'm writing lists grin

Ploppy16 Fri 25-Apr-14 23:39:53

I've just bought a big pack of wrapping paper and chocolate moulds for my Christmas Hampers. And a special Christmas organising book blush

Ploppy16 Fri 25-Apr-14 23:41:17

Ahem. I forgot about the Christmas jumper for DD2. It's a pudding one in the next size up...
Oh, and we've already figured out DS's main present.
I'll go away now..

AlpacaLypse Fri 25-Apr-14 23:41:46

OK I admit it... I bought a shed load of seriously reduced Christmas cards back in January.

But APART from that.... NOOOOOO!

I refuse to think about Christmas when there are still discounted Easter Eggs on the shelves!

SilveryMary Fri 25-Apr-14 23:44:30

Yes, go away!

ChubbyKitty Sat 26-Apr-14 00:11:10

This thread is ace. I might have to nestle in somewhere, I was thinking about Christmas yesterday.

My feet are freezing so I can pretend it's 23rd December wink

LackaDAISYcal Sat 26-Apr-14 00:12:57

I've got a load of presents that I bought in the sales...

notamonkeysuncle Sat 26-Apr-14 00:15:43

I simply dont have the money to make it happen in a month. Last year I was done by the end of October and was very glad of it when I was made redundant at the beginning of November.
I am now officially on eye out for bargins

DrewsWife Sat 26-Apr-14 00:33:54

Christmas is cancelled this year as I found out I'm due a baby 23rd of December. Sorry ladies. Christmas is back on next year though wink

TheNightIsDark Sat 26-Apr-14 00:37:02

I've got 5 presents and a list of who is getting what.

Now to plan the menu as it's my first year hosting and there will be 10 of us shock

Beepbeepnow2 Sat 26-Apr-14 22:00:12

I am starting to think ahead to crimbo. Hubby out of work and is a sahd whilst not working so money is tight. Have to start to think ahead so I can be organised and afford it all. Meal wise we should be at the In laws crimbo day so just a tea to have and Boxing Day fare, so not too bad on that front this year.
Am doing all this quietly as dh glares when I mention Christmas presents at the mo lol

Marmaladecat1 Sun 27-Apr-14 09:38:14

Hurray! Be loud and proud! Good for you!
I've just started here ��

DrewsWife congratulations on your impending arrival <<squeee>

I had DS less than three weeks before the Millenium Christmas, it was really weird watching everyone milling about for what people viewed as a Once in a Lifetime Event .
But I was on the outside looking in. I had my precious son and everything else sort of paled.
DH and I can remember the Christmas Meal because we ate in shifts. Boxing Day we took DS out in his cosy pram for a walk.

Enjoy, but be aware , he/she might not arrive on the 23rd (DS was a week late). Have you got people at your beck and call to cook for you and spoil you?

DrewsWife Sun 27-Apr-14 15:31:42

I am so excited it's unreal. But have to say... As a Sunday school leader a youth worker it's my busiest time of year... Carol services, street carolling, hospital singing, nativity plays, Christmas parties. Oh boy I'm exhausted thinking about all that we normally do!!!

This year I won't be able to do any of it!!

Hubby will do all the running about. I'm gobsmacked at the dates hahaha. My first one is 18 ;). She recently moved out and I'm doing it alllllll over again!

I assume I will need to make meals in advance and do all my Xmas shopping by November. gringrin

Cataline Sun 27-Apr-14 15:32:07

Ha ha- I love this!! It's reminded me that I have all of this years Christmas onesies, sweaters and pjs in the Christmas cupboard as I bought them all in the Next Christmas sale last year. Made me feel all prepared and happy!

MrsBrianODriscoll Sun 27-Apr-14 15:39:34

My Mother announced that she was not coming for Christmas, when we had finished doing the happy dance grin saying oh dear,never mind, we started planning the menu we want, not what she would expect.

If my Mother is reading this we are having turkey beef

notamonkeysuncle Sun 27-Apr-14 17:16:32

Congratulations smile
I have the prezzie list ready now, I also have 4 birthdays close to Christmas!
Yesterday I brought a few small bits from ebay, for DDs stocking. 12 beaded braclets and 20 hair clips all new from china with a total of 79p spent!
DP thinks ive gone nuts but he seems to forget for the last 2 years ive sorted his family as well as mine.
We don't have to worry about food as we split the time between his family and mine although this year I'd like have a small Christmas party with friends and their children.
Im too excited for April!!!!

<< It's nearly May>>

Runs away.
Just saying wink

MaryWestmacott Sun 27-Apr-14 19:07:06

Wow, you are scary! Although I have decided that this year I will save the nectar card points for Christmas, 'twas lovely last year to buy £60 of stuff for free, will make an effort to make all year round (and to make sure I buy petrol in sainsburys as well!)

Grotbagstwin Sun 27-Apr-14 19:11:13

I plan on being organised this year, I bought all of my wrapping paper in Asda in January. 10 meter rolls for 20p. I have been writing a list today with ages of all the young kids so I know who I can buy stuff for if I see stuff in the sale.

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