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AIBU to be pissed off at having to remind everyone that it is still only fecking OCTOBER

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MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:12:11

and that 13 discussion in aibu about Christmas in the last week (in addition to the ones mnhq have moved) is too many. Not to mention that of the 96 threads with Christmas in the title in the last week, more than 45 of them are outside the sodding Christmas topic hmm. And "Christmas" has appeared in more than 500 posts since the beginning of October.

And <froths> I was in my local M&S today, and the entire Christmas stock of cards decorations and sundry tat was set up and squishing the Hallowe'en tat into the aisles.

It's getting ridiculous.

lovelyladuree Thu 11-Oct-12 21:36:19

What? Only 11 weeks until Christmas? FFS.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 21:09:50

I know Slubber.

Conkers are such a massive part of my children's childhoods. I am very sad that so many of our trees have no conkers at all this year.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 21:02:15

I have a mid-December child too, and maybe that's why I dislike it all starting so early.

I remember his 5th birthday and he wanted an M&S caterpillar cake, but they didn't stock birthday cakes at all in December shock

bluecarrot Thu 11-Oct-12 20:46:03

Normally we dont do anything til dds birthday on dec 5th. This year, I wasn't really feeling Christmas-y til I went to local garden centres Christmas shop this afternoon... Now I'm def in the mood.

DontmindifIdo Thu 11-Oct-12 20:41:31

I can't really do Christmas properly until after DH's birthday in mid-November, then I can think about it, however I have to get the "who's hosting" conversation done now as turkeys & christmas delivery slots need booking soon (because I have done the hell of being in Sainsburys on 23rd December before and never again, like Margo Leadbetter, I believe Christmas comes in a van).

However, I'm about to book my DB's and BIL's Christmas presents - but that's tickets to the ballet at Christmas and they go fast...

Most of the threads are of the "where are we going/who's hosting" variety, and they can normally be boiled down to the same thing, someone's is used to getting their own way and get all stampy feet toddler about it, everyone's used to just dancing to their tune and someone doesn't want to this year and needs us all to just say "oh, tell them to do one and you can just do what you want."

Slubberdegullion Thu 11-Oct-12 20:39:06

I can't bear to think about the death of conkers sad. A newly hatched conker, what a tremendous thing that is. I dare anyone to say that they don't enjoy stroking a new shiny conker.

Yes agree that mellow is a perfect descriptive word for autumn.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 20:12:22

I love conker season as well, though sadly that will soon be a thing of the past.

I think the word "mellow" is a great word for autumn - isn't that what they say, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

It makes me feel cosy.

Slubberdegullion Thu 11-Oct-12 20:07:22

Oh Mary and Keith that is just beautiful that tree, and the leaves end up purple envy how wonderful to have such a thing happen for free in your garden every year.

I saw mist like that coming up off the canal on my early morning dog walk this week, with the occasional leaf swirling down to rest on the water. Was bloody beautiful the whole scene. We are so lucky to have our autumns. The smells too, raise the hairs on your arms they do.

KeithLeMonde Thu 11-Oct-12 19:18:42

Ooh Ooh Ooh <sticks hand in air and waves wildly> we also have a liquidambar tree in our garden. Has just started to turn red-tinged with dark green in the middle.

I love autumn too. New boots, tights, drinking making sloe gin and chutney, casseroles, rainy walks in new cosy coat, not having to mow the lawn.....

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 19:07:01

this is a Liquidambar (sorry I spelled it wrong)

It's a North American tree and is one of the colours in a New England Autumn. It changes colour later than most European trees, so is only changing now and it goes yellow, then a sort of burnt orange and then a gorgeous dark purple.

It's my favourite tree.

I won't ignore you Kate, but I'm certainly not speaking to you here [mutter, grumble]

My birthday is also in the autumn Olivia, but I don't want it this year. It's a biggie.

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Oct-12 17:56:15

what is a liquid amber tree? Sounds amazing
<Autumn autumn autumn>
Best season ever cos it's when my birthday is

Aboutlastnight Thu 11-Oct-12 17:48:08

Only two

( well three as we get paid just before...)

ChristmasKate Thu 11-Oct-12 17:45:20

My Christmas NC is staying till Easter

Yanbu about placing threads in the appropriate topics but please don't ignore me because the only part of my life I have pre planned is here.

and because I have finished my Christmas shopping

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Thu 11-Oct-12 17:22:12

The wanking was yet another of my unfortunate spelling mistakes involving the word wank.

Only this time it also involved my poor dog.

I do love autumn and hate that it is over in a blink, but i don't think i can piss many people off with 'yeah and i just cannot wait to put the fluffy blanket on the corner of the sofa and i am sooooo going to inhale that woodsmokey smell when i walk the dog'

So for now i will talk about baubles mwahahahaha

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 16:43:02

I dropped ds into school really early the other day (detention - don't ask) and there was mist hanging over the sports pitches. It was amazing, sort of like those old films showing the fields of heaven as having knee deep fluffy clouds.

And I have liquidamber tree in my garden which is just on the turn and the most amazing colours.

greenhill Thu 11-Oct-12 16:31:59

I love the mist rising up from the valley at sunrise. The sun sets behind the opposite hill and makes all the trees glow.

I love the way the colours are just starting to change in the trees at the bottom of my garden too. We have Red Kites, foxes, badgers and muntjac deer visiting at dusk to eat the seeds and scraps I've put out for them.

I love Autumn, especially when the heating is on, and the smell of lamb casserole is drifting in from the kitchen.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 11-Oct-12 16:28:26

I know Slubber.
Some people are letting Autumn pass by in their hurry to get to Christmas.
Yesterday we had a beautiful day, cold and sunny, I took my dog out and picked the last of the brambles, the stags are roaring in the hills and people are starting to light their fires so there's the smell of woodsmoke in the air.
The hour changes at the end of the month, that puts me in to winter mode.
Only then do I start looking forward to Christmas.
And, may I add, I bloody love Christmas, but I don't wish my life away waiting for it to arrive.

Slubberdegullion Thu 11-Oct-12 15:48:24

Aren't the leaves on cherry trees a lovely colour now? All those glorious reds. What is that chemical in them that does that, I forget, but whatever it is it's very pleasing on the eye.

My apple tree hasn't started shedding leaves at all yet, although the apples have started to drop. Cue 3000 thinks to do with a bramley thread.

I saw a squirrel bury a nut yesterday.

THINK AUTUMN people. Embrace the now. Mindfulness is v 2012.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 15:24:45

<wails loudly>

I don't want to click on any more links, ever.

Wanking? [baffled]. Or should I not ask?

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Thu 11-Oct-12 14:23:27

It is not goading, it is my usual way of posting.

Honestly i insert full Christmas song lyrics into threads all year round.

Truth is maryz i am such a nice person that i don't have to be horrible and keep upsetting you about the 'c' word.

I am far too busy talking about wanking in a Christmas thread in the Christmas topic anyway.

but this little beauty is set as my homepage to spite you.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 11:50:53

Oh, ffs.

Olivia, I doesn't luff you anymore.

<hides thread>


Trills Thu 11-Oct-12 11:50:21


Here's a Christmas story for you all

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Oct-12 11:47:59


Absy are you the Abs I think you are?

Will you promise no to be AbsofChristmasPudding or AbsofStollen until at least December?

I have a proposal for MNHQ. Anyone who posts using their Xmas name before 1st Dec (in their time zone) is excluded from the Xmas namechange competition.

If you have an idea for a name you can register it, but you can't use it until December.

We very vaguely say that anything after Olivia's birthday Hallowe'en is sort of fair game worries that words will come back to haunt me (see what I did there.)

Here is a gift for you too Trills , as it is nearing the season of good will.

For the lolz

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 11:40:31

Rebecca, I luffs you smile

mind you, I'd love you more if every thread with Christmas in the title got automatically whisked off to the Christmas topic

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Oct-12 11:39:30

A gift for MaryZed
Check out the URL.

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