You can tell the world thinks Christmas is nearly here because it has just taken me about 30 minutes to process an order on Amazon. Was like going back to the days of dial up when nothing happened for ages.
Glad I was told to do my shopping this early otherwise it would have been even more frustrating! Let's just hope that Royal Mail do their part!
Slightly off tangent and apologies for that, but I was in the local out of town shopping complex yesterday. The place was absolutely teeming with people spending money, and queues were every where. Must be plenty of money around. But with all the activity, this got me thinking, do people work now on Fridays or is this a part of an extended weekend nowadays, making more spare time for some people!.
We used to that too: small gifts on Chtistmas Day, big gifts on 12th Night.
We stopped doing it because we found that we would spot something perfect before Christmas and then worry that it would sell out before 12th Night. We also found that even when it didn't sell out it still wasn't in the sale so we didn't save anything.
buying presents for the children,nieces and nephews, etc.
She does all the present buying each year, and she has my eternal gratitude - all I have to worry about is providing the money and buying presentgs for her. I have it easy, and thank God for Amazon.
Last year the company shipped 108 million packages in the pre-Christmas sale period - 3.6 million of those being ordered in one day (12th December). This year they will exceed those totals by a long way - a large Parcel Force lorry will leave Amazon's Milton Keynes Warehouse every fifteen minutes. Online shopping has really come of age.