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Festive buys 🎄

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DiscoGran Mon 05-Oct-20 17:02:01

Out shopping today, bought first things for our Christmas cupboard. Four bottles of prosecco. Starting with the essentials. Have you started yet? And what have you got in.

MawB2 Mon 05-Oct-20 17:04:18

OK so that’s Monday to Thursday sorted.
What are you going to do about Christmas though? gringrin

DiscoGran Mon 05-Oct-20 17:08:59

You're right Maw, we'll probably have drunk those before October is out.

Illte Mon 05-Oct-20 17:10:59

Yup. I ate the festive Salted Caramels last night. 😬

DiscoGran Mon 05-Oct-20 17:22:43

You see, that's why I don't buy the sweets and chocolates too early because I would break into them. More difficult to have a sneaky glass of bubbles. DiscoGrandad would hear the Cork popping for a start.

queengran Mon 05-Oct-20 17:23:20

Not food related but I couldn't resist these polar bear stockings for my grandkids. These will be the ones they open at our house (fingers crossed we get to see them):
And I picked up some christmas cross stitch kits from one of our local charity shops that I'm going to make into cards.
Will no doubt buy our usual Christmas port from Marks closer to the time! grin

MawB2 Mon 05-Oct-20 17:24:01

That reminds me to buy my Haribos to eat when I don’t open the door to Trick and Treaters!

DiscoGran Mon 05-Oct-20 17:29:35

Oh yeah, or maybe a tub of Celebrations Maw.... Good thinking. Wouldn't want the little darlings to miss out. 😊

downtoearth Mon 05-Oct-20 17:30:13


Judy54 Mon 05-Oct-20 18:08:29

My type of Lady DiscoGran definitely need to get or priorities right. However doubt that the prosecco would last until Christmas. Cheers!

Witzend Mon 05-Oct-20 18:18:41

Mini packs of Smarties here for Halloween - I always hope there’ll be plenty left for me anyway!

Can’t buy any Christmas chocs yet - we’d only eat them. Though as per another thread I found something for dh’s stocking today - huge £10 bag of mixed nuts in Waitrose. He’s a nut addict - I swear he was a squirrel in a previous life.

M0nica Mon 05-Oct-20 19:17:02

Ordered the turkey, a good big one. How much does it matter if the turkey is more than you need for Christmas, chop it up freeze it, make stock with the carcase, freeze it. We didn't finish last year's turkey until nearly Easter.

Beechnut Mon 05-Oct-20 19:22:00

“You can’t have that it’s for Christmas” got said a lot in this house 🤣🤣

Witzend Tue 06-Oct-20 01:10:58

I have been known to hide Christmas chocolates so successfully that they’re not rediscovered until mid February, when they’re pounced on with great joy.

I agree about the turkey, Monica. Lots of ours always goes in the freezer, in meal-sized packets, and the last bits invariably go in a stew with loads of veg and stock from the carcass.

Auntieflo Tue 06-Oct-20 08:00:47

We went shopping yesterday, and two boxes of Turkish Delight found their way into our basket.

(But I have been good and put them away immediately)

Ladyleftfieldlover Tue 06-Oct-20 08:05:42

I made the Christmas cake in August. I have a few Christmas cards and crackers bought in the sale last year. That’s it, I hope John Lewis do that tin of Quality Street thing again! I think we had two tins last year of our favourites.

Teetime Tue 06-Oct-20 09:24:50

I have laid in the supplies to make the Christmas cake but daren't get anything else yet my diet resolve is poor and I would succumb.

Callistemon Tue 06-Oct-20 09:34:27

I buy Haribos in case anyone comes trick or treating.

I really dislike Haribos so I'm not tempted to eat them, not like Christmas chocolates.

Rosiebee Tue 13-Oct-20 08:43:15

Before we got married, DH was living with his teenager son. Money was tight on the run up to the big day and they had a Christmas cupboard. He bought all the little treats bit by bit and I remember him shouting to his son, not to go into the C cupboard. We've been married nearly 30 years now and money isn't an issue but each year when treats are bought I still say that's for the C C even though we don't have one, but he knows what I mean. Don't think I can risk buying C chocs at the moment, they'd not even make it to the mythical cupboard.confused

Jaxjacky Tue 13-Oct-20 08:55:07

Rosiebee we have a Christmas cupboard too, in fact our granddaughter mentioned it on Sunday. She was concerned as we’re having a new kitchen soon as to where it would be!
Assured here there will be a temporary a Christmas box.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 13-Oct-20 08:56:56

Order placed with farmer for turkey, pigs in blankets goose fat etc.

Waitrose slot booked.

Christmas cake ordered, as well as chocolates also ordered.

Wine order not yet in but won’t need so much this year because no socialising.

Who’d have thought a year ago? Stuff of science fiction!

Lucca Tue 13-Oct-20 09:00:06

Serious question, what will you all do in the rest of October, all of November, and most of December ?

Nannytopsy Tue 13-Oct-20 09:17:53

We bought our Baileys yesterday 😋

MerylStreep Tue 13-Oct-20 09:27:46

There's Easter next year to think about 😉

Ellianne Tue 13-Oct-20 09:41:23

It's a bad year here in many ways. DH retired this year so we will miss the usual Christmas "loot" he used to bring home ..... bottles of wine, champagne, gin, whiskey etc. I need to be discerning in my purchases, he won't be pleased.
On the food front I have booked a Waitrose slot and will soon need to get down to the meal plans.
Our DD moved to a big new build house recently and we are invited there. You'd think with 4 bathrooms the developer could have thought to put in a big fridge freezer or left a gap for an American style affair, not just a silly integral fridge above freezer. Luckily I have extra space.
My favourite thing on the list so far is M & S Colin the Caterpillar Christmas cake.
Hmmmm Do caterpillars actually exist in winter?