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  • 21st November 2021 at 12:53 pm #563483

    Nowadays, we are subject to more TV commercials than ever before, they even get to us on our phones and computers but do they work?

    I cannot remember hardly any recent ads, they all seem the same and sometimes I struggle to work out what they are promoting.

    I can though very well remember from the old days, Hovis, Hamlet, Double Diamond, Mash etc.


    21st November 2021 at 1:20 pm #563484

    Shake and Vac……… Aaarghhhh

    21st November 2021 at 3:45 pm #563490

    R Whites lemonade


    Finger of fudge

    Loved the Haribo adverts a few years ago

    21st November 2021 at 5:53 pm #563492

    The mrs. and I compete to be the first to guess what they are flogging…………

    And no, we have never been tempted to buy after seeing it advertised on TV.  I find it all easy to ignore having been exposed to high pressure advertising in the states from childhood.  What P’s me off is how they pump up the volume when the ads come on.

    21st November 2021 at 5:59 pm #563493

    Agree the sound is irritating….more irritating is the fact that after some ads you have to guess what it was they are selling !

    21st November 2021 at 6:03 pm #563494

    I’ve sorted that problem, I gave up television years ago, and I don’t miss it.

    21st November 2021 at 7:39 pm #563502

    I’m fed up with Christmas already……………and there’s still a month to go, its an over-rated racket.

    21st November 2021 at 7:46 pm #563504

    We love christmas , a time of happiness and frivolity. good will to all men and gifts for everyone ! Off to the church on christmas eve , family and friends arrive on christmas day
    or have I missed something ? :unsure:

    21st November 2021 at 8:28 pm #563510

    We always enjoy Christmas…it’s a special time..things were going to be slightly different this year…no crackers…no mincemeat for mince pies…but we went to a Christmas market today…they had both…

    No family for us this year…covid has fixed that.

    In the true spirit of Christmas…we will be grateful for what we have …in this troubled world.


    21st November 2021 at 8:37 pm #563512

    Love Christmas even though we are far from Family.
    Skype is your best friend.
    Minimal decorations because the the cat just regards them as victims.
    But it is Christmas.
    A rather special time.
    I have for so many years, perhaps from childhood , liked to go and do random things.
    Last year, I knocked on five doors of people that I have seen but do not know and just given them a me made cake with an apologetic smile and a ‘well it is Christmas shrug’.
    I hope that they like it, but it makes me happy.

    21st November 2021 at 9:38 pm #563515

    Sorry, I did rather digress from ‘Adverts’.

    22nd November 2021 at 8:31 am #563518

    Just reminded me that when I were a lad, I had the hots for that “shake n vac” lady!

    22nd November 2021 at 8:37 am #563520

    I really don’t like Christmas Adverts, they are always pulling at the heart strings usually people struggling to get back for a family Christmas where everything is perfect! everyone getting on with everyone, mountains of food and presents when in the real world it’s so very different. There are difficult family members the whole workload is down to the women trying to juggle everything and its all over  in one day :negative:   These adverts don’t to seem be doing their job in this house I cant recall seeing one this year!

    22nd November 2021 at 10:33 am #563522

    Skype Stinky! So last year. I think Facetime and Messenger have long sailed past Skype, plus having calls to more or less anywhere with Orange in your monthly payment. Or am I wrong? :unsure:

    22nd November 2021 at 10:43 am #563525

    The Voice likes Skype, understands it and can use it on a tablet.
    So I like it.
    So last year sounds a bit patronising.

    22nd November 2021 at 11:22 am #563526


    I agree with every word.  I haven’t yet seen a Xmas like the joyous ones they depict on TV advertising.

    And I’ve never had a 6-foot perfectly formed supermodel turn up to give me a bottle of aftershave either.  B-)

    22nd November 2021 at 11:43 am #563527

    Shapeshifter ….. :scratch: She’s on her way…but she’s 6 foot wide not tall….got the ad.wrong

    22nd November 2021 at 1:10 pm #563556

    Stinky said: The Voice likes Skype, understands it and can use it on a tablet.
    So I like it.
    So last year sounds a bit patronising.
    Patronising? Sorry but “So last year” is used in a  comical phrase and never patronising.  Dear me, more and more people take umbrage at just about anything said. I’ll say this, she can use Messenger for free on a tablet but for Facetime it needs to be an Apple iphone,ipad and free again but do please think about things more, or are you now one of the ones who want to feel agitated at the slightest which would then bring in your poems/stories or whatever, which are liked by some on here but not by some and you will have noticed no one criticises them, me included, so tread lightly Stinky, as others do with your poems/stories.


    22nd November 2021 at 1:30 pm #563568

    That’s really uncalled for Roger…do not attack someone who enriches our lives …

    Stinky writes beautifully from the heart and I for one would never criticize anything that comes from the heart.

    He never has a bad word for anyone.

    you on the other hand…………..

    22nd November 2021 at 1:45 pm #563569

    I use Skype to keep in contact with my children/grandchildren , nothing wrong with it , but of course, I won’t use Facebook . :-)

    22nd November 2021 at 5:17 pm #563573

    Dont know what you’re missing .Deboer .

    actually mr marmite agrees…heard too many bad things about Facebook….

    i use it carefully ,I think.

    messenger is an amazingly good way of keeping in touch…live or mails.

    each to their own.

    22nd November 2021 at 6:17 pm #563575

    Marmite said: That’s really uncalled for Roger…do not attack someone who enriches our lives …Stinky writes beautifully from the heart and I for one would never criticize anything that comes from the heart He never has a bad word for anyone.

    you on the other hand…………..

    Funny how you see it as fine for Stinky to call me patronisng and that’s OK? Mine was a joke as the phrase I said is often used as no more than a laugh. And when you say “someone who enriches our lives” Is it not correct just to say your life instead of our?
    So I find it very strange that in the middle of many disputes there you are putting your two pennerth in, one latest part of where you state you don’t talk of politics in the UK, then go on to slate Johnson, well he is at the helm of UK politics so…….And I was posting to Stinky, not you, so you are again getting involved in what was really nothing to do with you, my reply to Stinky was because he called me patronising, when it was nothing of the sort. I read so many times when people get involved unnecessarily and create a silly ruck when it really wasn’t needed, such as in this case. Look at how many times you get involved, indeed you said recently this place wasn’t nice to be in, that was I believe due to you and one or two others disagreeing, I was not involved.

    So lets find out from you Marmite about myself having bad words for anyone, care to elucidate?

    22nd November 2021 at 7:09 pm #563581

    22nd November 2021 at 5:17 pm #563573
    Dont know what you’re missing .Deboer .

    Actually , I do know what I am missing , that’s why I won’t use it . :yes: :yes:

    22nd November 2021 at 7:25 pm #563582

    You were patronizing…so stinky was being ,as ever ,honest.

    my two  penneth as you so kindly put it…was in defense of stinky …and I have no regrets.

    actually I will pop in with my 2 penneth as often as I like.

    you are very fond of taking people on….I call it bullying…your opinion is yours and only yours…

    If admin gets fed up with my comments I assume he will tell me and then I will take my comments elsewhere…but it won’t be because of you.

    Stinky is in the UK taking care of his mother…doing it ,as ever with good humour…

    He is a good generous soul…

    22nd November 2021 at 7:47 pm #563586

    Good grief Marmite, talk about twisting something round to suit you.
    I was 100% not patronising, if you do not know the phrase “so last year” then it would pay you to just keep quiet, or at least find out what it means and when it’s used in fun.  Why did you need to defend Stinky, he can defend himself I’m sure, all you did was to not think first.

    You said I was patronising…so stinky was being ,as ever ,honest? Weird in the context of all this. You can put your two pennerth in as much as you want, just try to stop being judgemental. You say I am fond of taking people on and call it bullying, Madam look back at your posts and as I said, recall recently your post about leaving, again nothing to do with me but you arguing with others…. and”… my opinion is mine only” you state, so does it mean that your opinion stands as the one for the rest of the forum?
    So Stinky is a dear old soul, please show me where I have stated otherwise fgs I don’t even know him and I doubt I have ever spoke with him on here before. You Marmite are blowing this well out of proportion, ridiculously out of proportion in fact!

    Jackie you made a really good point, this forum and another as well is getting beyond funny and saying anything causes pointless ripples, in fact it has long appeared to me that some people live on a forum just waiting to say something, anything at all.

    22nd November 2021 at 8:26 pm #563588

    I didn’t read “so last year” as patronising, though an exclamation mark wouldn’t have gone amiss. On the other hand, RW, your lengthy and mildly outraged replies to someone who shows you the merest bit of criticism do get a bit tedious. Short and pithy is so much better, and if you can’t do that, just let it go.

    22nd November 2021 at 8:39 pm #563589

    And the comments about Stinkys stories were unnecessary

    23rd November 2021 at 12:28 am #563596

    And now here come the judges and juries……keep it sweet (Seagoon an exclamation mark would have made it worse, not better), don’t mention Stinky’s stories, put it in context, no one slagged off his stories just mentioned they might not be everyone’s cup of tea. My opinion and if I am all alone……well!

    23rd November 2021 at 8:26 am #563598

    Roger Wood, I have come to the conclusion that  you are a “keyboard warrior” who is spending an inordinate amount of time casusing negativity and bad feeling on this site. Enough please, I would remind you of the core values we try to adhere to.

    23rd November 2021 at 8:50 am #563600

    Thankyou Admin…I don’t need anyone to « fight » my corner…but it is nice to know that you are aware of what’s going on.

    I wrote in defense of someone I have never met…but recognize as a kind ,good sensitive soul.

    Roger seems to think he can insinuate…what others are thinking……I won’t be his target again or sit by whilst he targets someone else.

    My name is Diane…I only miss the A to be a real warrior.

    Thankyou .

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