Saturday, 27 December 2008

That's all out of the way then

...sort of.

Now that Christmas is done and the shops, given that we are in the midst of a credit crunch, should be nice and quiet, I can go and finish my Christmas shopping.

Yes, I said I can go and finish my Christmas shopping. In plenty of time for Christmas on Thursday.

You will be forgiven for thinking that you have stumbled into a temporal paradox but there is a very simple explanation. As my family couldn't be with me on the first Christmas Day, nor I them, they are coming for New Year, so we are having our family Christmas Day on New Year's Day. And because I have been so completely disorganised this year, I get a little extra time to finish buying my family presents. Although I suspect that New Year's Eve will still find me running round like the proverbial blue fly trying to find a unique and witty, yet useful, gift for my impoverished step-brother and his girlfriend. If you have any ideas, throw them over this way please.


  1. Delayed pleasures can be the very best.
    The grandkids and their parents just left. The whippets and I are collapsed.
    Ahhhhhhh..... q.u.i.e.t.

  2. thats a good idea.
    maybe the weather will clear up enough to go spend that holiday with the grandkids.

  3. I wanted to get an Easi-Yo yoghurt maker for my impecunious student daughter & SiL, but Yoghurt Direct had run out of their gift sets once the bank finally updated my debit card (only took 3 years & many 'phone calls, copies of utility bills, & passport to get my address changed & 4 months to get the indate card after the other expired)! I still owe them that present. I'm going to try to sort out the gift set plus (adding extras of my choice) for them as they love yoghurt & this one uses insulated heat & not electricity to make it. I ewant to get the drinking yoghurt set as well as their Asian housemates make gorgeous Lassi..


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