to ask Scottish mnetters if they or anyone they know have bought any of the jubilee tat going about?

(368 Posts)
FayeGovan Thu 31-May-12 11:06:58

any shop displays I've seen (yes you M&S) dont look like they are selling

personally I'd rather give my money away than but a union jack mug/various shite, but maybe thats just me

so is anyone up here buying into all the hype?

FayeGovan Thu 31-May-12 11:07:31

buy not but

BerthaKitt Thu 31-May-12 11:09:26

No way not me. Same with Olympics stuff, John Lewis is full of it.

Groovee Thu 31-May-12 11:10:03

I'm a brownie leader and we're doing some jubilee bunting and flags. The only person I saw was in George Street in Edinburgh, this old woman was wearing a union jack raincoat which a few minutes later we saw in Primark.

Apparently my kids are to wear red white and blue tomorrow

lattelov3r Thu 31-May-12 11:10:04

nope between that and the olympics i really couldnt give one

Lac365 Thu 31-May-12 11:10:45

DD's gran bought her a flag.
She has a Jubilee party on Tuesday so was going to buy some tat for her to wear/take.

Not into the hype but like a party and jealous that I don't get the holidays!

Glitterkitten24 Thu 31-May-12 11:12:16

Nope, was just saying that yesterday to my friend! The shops are so full of jubilee stuff but I can't imagine anyone I know buying any of it.
Itll all be on sale for 50p on Tuesday!

I'm English but I live in Scotland.
There's a Jubilee Fete on Saturday but that's probably because it's a Navy Estate.

Glitterkitten24 Thu 31-May-12 11:13:35

Even the kids I know who are having jubilee parties at school ect are wearing normal red/white/blue loathes rather than buying union jack stuff that you are unlikely to wear again.

prettybird Thu 31-May-12 11:14:40

Me neither.

Also don't know anyone who has bought tickets for the Olympics football games at Hampden.

Nope.

But I am not British grin.

Local school did a Torch Walk through the village today - that was fun! Cardboard torches they'd made and t-shirts they'd decorated to represent different countries.

fallingandlaughing Thu 31-May-12 11:15:48

No, no and no.

I noticed the displays in M&s look completely untouched.

A chance for some cut price biscuits in a week or two!

AlbertoFrog Thu 31-May-12 11:16:38

Bought two boxes of limited edition union jack nappies. They were vastly reduced in tesco.

DH highly amused they're going to be pissed in!

everythingtodo Thu 31-May-12 11:16:40

Eh no - it's all rather daft and a waste of money , and just a bit weird!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 31-May-12 11:17:15

I was tempted to buy a jubilee mug to piss off DP. But no the shelves are groaning with jubilee (and Olympic) tat.

squoosh Thu 31-May-12 11:17:40

Nope, don't know anyone who's bought anything or is having a Jubliee celebration. Apparently there are only 100 parties planned in Scotland as opposed to 9500 in England and Wales.

Some of the M&S merch is cute, they have a particularly nice biscuit tin, but there's no way I'd ever buy it.

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Thanks for the extra day off though your Maj!

everythingtodo Thu 31-May-12 11:17:45

I do have football tickets at Hamden- well dh does...

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 31-May-12 11:17:53

Not my shelves! I meant Asda

SusanneLinder Thu 31-May-12 11:19:55

Nope.Not the slightest bit interested in the Jubilee or the Olympics. Will go and see the torch next week tho.

I will take an interest in the Commonwealth tho, as one of the events is like half a mile from my house.

I keep seeing adverts in Thomas Cook for trips to see things like Womens Volleyball grin. I was so excited by that.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 31-May-12 11:20:29

I'm going to buy some limited edition red, white and blue M & Ms.

everythingtodo Thu 31-May-12 11:22:26

The weirdest thing i saw was a fresh sponge cake with union jack icing in m&s at least TWO months ago....wtf! Cant belive they sold any.

Really surprised the stores havent regionised their stock - its the wrong flag and we're just not going to buy it is, i think the majority view point here!

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Thu 31-May-12 11:26:10

This thread shows exactly the reason why I would never live in Scotland, despite having many much loved family members up there.

soozybee1 Thu 31-May-12 11:29:12

It's just the Union flag new. It's only the Union Jack when it's flown at sea

DogEared Thu 31-May-12 11:31:51

I'm in Wales and the only ones I know who are celebrating are people who have moved here from England.

squoosh Thu 31-May-12 11:32:16

But just think Outraged you'd get all the Union Jack victoria sandwiches to yourself!

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