In praise of presents.

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I know it’s politically correct at the moment to say when having a party or event “no presents please” or “it’s your presence not your presents we would like”. Me? I love presents. Both giving and receiving. The planning, the wrapping/unwrapping, the anticipation, the delight. No matter how small or big there is a lot of pleasure to be derived from the process, for all concerned. Continue reading

It’s a boy!

welcomeAt any one time I am working on up to a dozen blog posts. I don’t ever want to feel panicked into “Oh my God what am I going to write about this week”? After all, this is supposed to be fun! Therefore something I write in June may not appear until September, for example. I always knew that there would be seasonal things that would change (obviously I am not going to write about my summer barbecue in December or Christmas decorations in July) but broadly speaking I can be somewhat prepared. Continue reading