Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday Frivolity: Black Friday

Friday Frivolity

It's Black Friday! A few years ago this didn't even exist in the UK, linked as it is to Thanksgiving, and was instead used to denote the Friday before Christmas - a day much feared by police and A&E (accident and emergency, like the ER) professionals. But Walmart owned supermarket Asda was determined to see the retail event take off here.

2014 was kind of the break through year, with unprepared police forces being called in across the country to deal with assaults, unruly crowds, and generally threatening behaviour. It was complete chaos and last year many retailers really scaled back their promotions to avoid a repeat performance. This year the media says it will be a primarily online event - the truth remains to be seen, I guess!

Shoppers wrestle over a television at an Asda superstore in Wembley REUTERS - Luke MacGregor
Shoppers wrestle over a television at an Asda superstore in Wembley REUTERS / Luke MacGregor

Though it has resulted in some classic Tweets:

Black Friday at Tesco

Stay Calm and Buy Nothing

Are you braving the crowds today? And, if you've already been, did you pick up any bargains?

Now on to the link-up! :D

The Hosts:

Host: Jess from Babi a Fi
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Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week she's been completing the 25 Questions Food Tag.

Host: Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom
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Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more! Check out her Fall and Winter Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration.

Host: Audrey from Munofore
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Audrey is an awesome, eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated." Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! I'm loving her post about classic board games.

Host: Lisa from Syncopated Mama
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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Check out her review of The Shepherd on the Search Companion CD.

Crystal is a wife and homeschooling mom to three kids and a dog. On Sharing Life's Moments she hopes to inspire you to make the most of your moments by sharing hers. You'll find inspiration about homeschooling, book and movie reviews, recipes, life hacks and more. This week she's writing about 3 ways to make the most out of your parenting journey.

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. :) Swing by HERE to express interest and ask any questions!

Featured Post from Last Week: 
In a fun twist, since we now have four hosts we will also have FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there! ;)

Get the free printable for these easy-to-make balloon turkeys.
by Grandma Ideas.

This is just too cute - I'm definitely going to try this craft out with Marianna!

Now time for the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome!

There are three rules only:

Party Rules

If you want to let others know about the linky, feel free to grab the badge!

Babi a Fi

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