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to be sick of bunting and all other Jubilee tat already?

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Tulipsforever Thu 17-May-12 21:20:35

and... is there REALLY a market for all this Jubilee-inspired clothing? It even has its own section! Is anyone actually buying this stuff?

Taffeta Thu 17-May-12 21:21:57

No. Am leaving the country.


snoopyplaystennis Thu 17-May-12 21:23:12

I was wondering who was buying it too, and it is so expensive. YADNBU

FourEyesGood Thu 17-May-12 21:23:28

We have a "Who can buy the best Jubilee mug? (i.e. Who can buy the most hideous jubilee mug?)" contest on the go at work. My mission this weekend is to find the cheapest, nastiest mug with the least realistic likeness of the Queen badly printed on it. I hope I can find one that spells 'Jubilee' wrongly as well. grin

Chubfuddler Thu 17-May-12 21:24:33

I can recommend morrisons for the acquisition of a tacky jubilee mug.

SkiBumMum Thu 17-May-12 21:26:47

Am with you. It's soooooo awful and dull and boring. I suppose they reckon there is a Market as people will buy for TeamGB (& England in Euro?) but all v nasty. Only seems 5 mins since the wedding fuss as well.

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 21:27:18

It's in Asda.

A quid for the worst tat. A fiver for a shit rubber duck with a tiny union jack helmet.

heliumballoon Thu 17-May-12 21:29:26

God I was thinking about starting this thread.
Who are these people who are pleased that every single shop is full of red white and blue tat? I was on Oxford St earlier this week and it was absolutely everywhere then I came home to find my Ocado delivery was full of it eg Union flag on my Andrex WTF.
Bunting, cupcakes, flags- all harking back to a bygone era and trying to distract us from the realities of this Govt and the state of the country. Do they think we are this bloody stupid? <wanders off muttering>

HandMadeTail Thu 17-May-12 21:29:41

Have you seen this

SurprisinglyCurvaceousPirate Thu 17-May-12 21:31:17

The royal family are the opium of the masses maybe?

DeathMetalMum Thu 17-May-12 21:43:09

I too was thinking of starting this thread after the tesco leaflet that came through our door today 'everything you need for your jubilee shop' . Tescos also has a vast assortment of jubilee tat mugs are £2 though. I do like the red white blue coloured clothing though, we those colours suit dd so nice to have a good choice.

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 21:45:48

Back in 1977 when I was a kid there were 'Stuff the Jubilee' badges.

Now they would be 'Fuck the Jubilee' badges I suppose.

DuffyMoon Thu 17-May-12 21:53:02

thank goodness I am not alone - the whole jubilee thing, I just dont care. I mean its all very nice and stuff but meh! Its like new years eve, where you see everyone having a good time and not really "getting it". I enjoy watching the Olympics but the constant coverage makes me wish it was over <<miserable sod>>

Tulipsforever Thu 17-May-12 21:54:16

I'm looking forward to wearing my sundress to a street party and all that glorious sunshine though!

Taffeta Thu 17-May-12 21:58:45

I just look at all the shite that costs £25 and think in a few weeks it'll be on sale for 3p.

And I still won't bloody want it. Thanks.

2old2beamum Thu 17-May-12 22:00:21

I am totally pissed off too what a total waste of monet------but DD Down's
has been picked to go to Sandringham to meet thh Queen blush what do I do?

lolajane2009 Thu 17-May-12 22:00:55

the only jubilee thing i've bought is a tots bots jubilee wrap and it is cute. the rest of it looks cheap and nasty most of the time

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 22:01:13

grin Taffeta

Flisspaps Thu 17-May-12 22:04:54

YANBU. It's getting on my tits.

JollyGoodFun Thu 17-May-12 22:04:59

Come to Scotland. I don't think we have the jubilee here. Unfortunately we appear to be stuck with the olympics though.

DorothyGherkins Thu 17-May-12 22:05:14

Every time I ve nipped into our local fabric shop in my lunch half hour lately, its been full of people buying, quarter of metre of this, quarter metre of that, and I think I ll have a quarter metre of this one as well............ they end up paying silly huge amounts. "It's for bunting actually" they ve said. Have ended up going back to work without my fabric.

Tulipsforever Thu 17-May-12 22:08:08

Yeah, bunting shmunting.

Tesco: Bunting
Sainsburys: Bunting
Waitrose: Bunting
Asda: Bunting
BHS: Bunting
John Lewis: Bunting
Boots: Bunting
Next: Bunting

This country is full of upside down triangles!!!

hmc Thu 17-May-12 22:08:25

It's not that I don't care about the Jubilee, it's that I am positively anti! To quote the anti Jubilee campaign, I am a citizen not a subject! Sorry - probably misread the tone of this light hearted thread. Just desperate to find an Mn anti- Jubilee home. Have booked long weekend to Barcelona for June 2 - 6 to make good my escape.

PoppyWearer Thu 17-May-12 22:10:03

I've been quite addicted to the stuff, but got a bit Jubilee'd out at the shops today. Union Jack baubles and tinsel in May. WTAF? <avoids the C-word>

However, the stuff at Asda is quite good, I thought. Got a 2-pack of summer dresses for DD for £6 I think. One is red/white/blue stripe and the other floral pattern. Inoffensive. She'll need one for Pre-school celebrations anyway.

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 22:14:43

I like Twenty-Twelve's 'Jubilympics' nonsense. Maybe throw in the Jubi-versary of Charles Dickens and something to do with the Antarctic or Everest and you have JubiBritBingo House.

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