Mixed opin­ion on when to be­gin Xmas shop­ping

Views shared on hec­tic fes­tive pe­riod

Ayrshire Post - - Funeral-notices.co.uk - Abi Smil­lie

With Hal­lowe’en and Bon­fire Night out the way, that means the count­down to Christ­mas is of­fi­cially on.

But have you started your Christ­mas shop­ping yet or are you a last minute dasher?

We took to the streets of Ayr town cen­tre to find out what peo­ple in the town thought .

Grand­mum- of- eight Senga Hamil­ton, of Ayr, said she will start her Christ­mas shop­ping next month.

“It’s too early just yet,” she said. “I am or­gan­ised and have my list of what to get peo­ple.

“And I do have a big fam­ily with eight grand­chil­dren but I’ll start in De­cem­ber.”

Barry Whalen, a fu­neral di­rec­tor, agreed it was too early to start play­ing Santa.

He said: “We’ve just had Hal­lowe’en then Bon­fire Night. Life’s go­ing by quick enough – ev­ery­one’s al­ways rush­ing about.

“If you start too early you end up fed up of Christ­mas by the time it comes.”

Gemma Car­fray, 22, of Ayr said: “I’ll do mine at the start of De­cem­ber.

“When I get to Novem­ber pay­day then I’ll start think­ing about it.”

But mum- of- two Iona Cald­well, 22, was quite chuffed to say she had al­ready been buy­ing for her young­sters. Iona said: “I’ve got two young kids so I have to start early.

“But it’s more about bal­anc­ing the bud­get. “And I might pick up some Black Fri­day deals.”

Life’s go­ing by quick enough - Ev­ery­one is rush­ing

Barry Whalen

Barry Whalen “We’ve just had Hal­lowe’en”

Senga Hamil­ton “It’s too early”

“I’ll start in De­cem­ber”

Iona Cald­well “I have to start early”

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