I’m Gutted….

Well today I have been told as from next year Glitter is to be banned........an environmental issue apparently..........I cannot exist without glitter and sparkle in my life ( well maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration )........... I am as attracted to it as  Jackdaws are to shiny objects.........I have an inbuilt sensor that draws me to articles that glimmer, twinkle and sparkle.....could be beautiful vases, trinkets, pictures, tops that are decorated with twinklies...........but at Christmas the glitter comes into its own, I never ever send a card that hasn't got glitter strewn all over it, what will the young kiddies do when making their cards at school........the glue pen and glitter are top priority.......what about the fairy dust that is sprinkled to show Santa has visited...........I have yet to see a cloud of glitter above my head polluting the environment, exhaust fumes yes............in my hay day I  had it sprinkled on my hair for parties, the eyelids have been know to sport a little glitter too .........woe is me..........over the years I have had fav perfumes, Sausages, shades of lippy all discontinued...........what do you miss that you loved but is now longer available..............humans and pets being the exception.......

I’m Gutted…. was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by starlette
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26 thoughts on “I’m Gutted….

    1. Tommy H

      Well being a School Premises Manager. Glitter is Orible !. It take around 12 months to get rid of it from the classroom areas and carpets. By the time you’ve managed to get things looking nice it starts all over again. Ban it and lets all joy as they increase the Air Traffic ?. Environmental My Foot.

      1. starlette Post author

        Glitter always looks nice…its pretty and harms no one………what’s a odd bit of glitter on a carpet going to hurt……….and the pleasure it brings to the kids when they are making their sparkly Christmas cards far outweighs a few specks of glitter on a carpet…..

  1. rose1943

    My daughter teaches here in public school. When I told her about the glitter ban, she freaked out. She has used much glitter in the past two weeks, don’t know if she could be without it. Does that glitter ban apply here in tge U.S. or just in the U.K?

  2. grandmaj

    Oh no Star how horrible lol I am sure there is a chief inspector of fun police. They dont like to see kids have fun… There is plenty more things that end up in the rivers etc that are not good for the environment , ie, cigarette butts, plastic etc Will be a dull world without glitter…

  3. starlette Post author

    I know Ma……it takes a women to understand the importance of glitter……..if the chief inspector were a female this would never have happened……….. smoking in the streets hasn’t been banned yet, pollution or what……….what harm did glitter ever do to anyone……….well I am going to stock up on the glitter cards in the sales, I will fight till the end……..if I get thrown in jail so be it……..I will fight to the end for my beloved glitter……..

    1. starlette Post author

      Hard to hide glitter……..the ruddy stuff gets everywhere……..buttttt…….I have a plan……..it will be a female warden……….now we could bribe for preferential treatment with a few grains of glitter instead of snout………..

    1. starlette Post author

      Hello there Michael……..no tinsel is slivers of shiny strands attached to string fibre whatever it comes in lengths……but you know that anyway…….now glitter you buy in tubes or bags……..minute particles of some substance or other I don’t know what its made up of I will have to google it………you sprinkle it on a sticky surface for decorative purposes……..it comes in lots of different colours but for the Christmas cards its usually Silver sprinkled on the snow……..ahhhhh!!!!……heaven……..better than chocolate…..XXX

      1. vonMichael

        Thank you Star no I know what you mean and what it is. We have a word in the
        German language which sounds similar and means the same.

        For a use in cosmetic products if must have gone out of fahion, at least here
        in Germany?
        Glitter= Glitzer is like a powder used by women for decorating their upper eyelid for instance.
        Have an easy and dry weekend and thanke again, xxxMichael

  4. starlette Post author

    Glitter describes an assortment of small, flat, reflective particles. Glitter particles reflect light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is like confetti or sequins, only smaller. Since prehistoric times, glitter has been made and used as decoration, from many different materials including stones such as malachite, galena, mica, insects, and glass.

    1. starlette Post author

      Replying to my google info above……..since prehistoric times and made from materials that came from the ground………seems odd that after all these years it has been decided its polluting us……can only think it must be from the dye they use………but nearly everything is dyed……..clothing, hair, cosmetic products, food colouring………no I am no where nearly convinced……..my theory is someone got glitter in places it shouldn’t have gone……..and now they have a vendetta against it…lol

  5. Rockflower

    Hi Star, I like a little discrete glitter, have to admit I like it better when it is a bit tarnished ……rather shabby chic LOL! BUT! I do get irritated with ‘nanny” officialdom protecting me from everything. Can I not be allowed to make my own mind up? Some people like a Martini as a pick up, for me the moral booster is a little dab of perfume. I tend to like perfumes that were created in the first half of the last century…… Back then they used real botanical oils and organic fixatives. Now the EU do gooders have banned some of those substances because they may be an irritant to some people’s skin. Women are not that stupid, if something irritates their skin…..guess what? they will stop using it! so you smell a perfume you used to love and think it does not smell as you remember it……..it is not your nose, certain ingredients have been changed.
    British biscuits and crackers including my favourite water biscuits have been ruined…..They taste nothing like they did, just check out the ingredients, you will find palm oil or something similar has replaced butter or lard. you will find odd “mile long’ chemical names have appeared. It may well be the “thinking’ of the present that this or that is better for us but I do not trust the ever changing thoughts of people telling us…this is good, this is bad. Everything taken in excess is bad for you, even water! In recent times we have been told to ignore eggs, animal fats……now these are good for you???? I think as the old music hall song said……A little bit of what you fancy does you good., just a little bit! I think it does , it is greedy consumption which is dangerous. I know someone is going to point out environmental considerations, I agree but it seems that no one is allowed to enjoy their food and are made to feel guilty if they do.
    Could go on Star, if I like a shade of lipstick or panty hose, then it seems to precipitate same coming off the market! You better lay a stock of glitter down in your cellar for the future……

  6. starlette Post author

    Hi Rock……the glitter is what I love to see on cards and Christmas decoration, I no longer adorn it on myself…lol…….yes over the years I have found sausages that were yummy, I am not a fan of sausages but these were good, if I was lucky I could find the odd packet, they sold out quick because they were popular so I was informed, so why oh why were they discontinued…….the perfume from the 80s, Yardley” Intrigue”….loved it…..discontinued…….lipstick shade….”Apricot Frost “……..discontinued……..I am sure there is a similar shade under a different name but do I want to test hundreds of shades of lippy, no I don’t…….yes more and more weird ingredients, chemicals, colourings are now added to food to make them look more appealing and last longer….. sod the taste……who decides what is good for us, we are still around and were brought up on fresh un tampered with food………hope the same can be said of the young who are being fed on a diet of mass produced plastic rubbish……

    1. Tommy H

      Yes Ban Glitter also Pencils the shavings are a nightmare, Blue Tack they keep spoiling my walls and sellotape, Some teachers could go too and definitely the head teacher now you mention it. Muddy Boots and little hands all over my windows.
      Caretaker Tom.

      1. starlette Post author

        Hey you……..think on Tom…..are you trying to do yourself out of work, sheesh what do you think you get paid for……..I do hope for your sake the head teacher isn’t a member of Senior Chatters……P45 coming up….lol.

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