Monday, December 22, 2008

Yuletide Felicitations to all my readers

Just posting this to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a very
Happy New Year.

Hope you remember to leave some goodies out for Santa to nibble
& to drink on Xmas Eve .... plus some refreshments for the
reindeer. Who would wish to work such long hours on Xmas Eve?

It won't be a Happy Crimble for lots of people badly hit by
redundancy & losing their homes with the credit crunch ~ the
poor sods.

These are good times though for all the bargain-hunters / vultures
picking over the remains of Woolies and other stores that are
about to close.

Some people win, and some people lose.


Anonymous edt said...

Merry Christmas...enjoy your family time ....regards edt in NZ

2:21 AM  
Anonymous lom said...

Merry Christmas and a peacefilled new year

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Have a Happy Christmas Justin, from Martin

7:41 AM  
Blogger Kevin 'In Salford' said...

And a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you also!

BTW. This afternoon I ventured into the Woolworth's store in Swinton (a nearby town to here) in search of a reasonably priced calendar (the sort of goods Woolies was always famous for). It was almost heartbreaking, it looked as though the remaining contents of their own warehouse had been just thrown onto the shop floor in an attempt to get rid of it at any price.

There were no vultures, only people wandering around shocked and dazed by what they were seeing. My Dad's probably quivered in his grave, to him the 'Sixpenny Store' was a major part of the backbone of British retailing.

Will Walmart be the next one to collapse? After all, Woolworth's in Britain is the direct equivalent of Walmart in the USA!

11:29 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi EDT, LOM, Martin and Kevin ~ thanks for dropping in.
Hope you all have a lovely time over Xmas.
I'm saddened by the closure of Woollies too, Kevin ~ the end of an era in retailing history. As a kid I used to enjoy looking at and choosing sweets in the Pick n' Mix section, and buying a bucket and spade from them when at the sea-side. I've occasionally bought tins of sweets from them in recent years, but little else.

Does anyone remember the huge weighing scales that Woollies stores used to have? (Probably museum pieces by now!).

11:42 PM  

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