Then I realised that bunging the aforementioned on the blog would rather defeat the element of surprise should any of the recipients happen to read it.
You see Christmas this year is rather on the home made side on account of us being cash poor since the cars ate our savings. This left us being in the position of being skint but with access to raw materials. Recipients of home made things have been complimentary in the past (more fool them!) so I've been preserving, sewing and generally crafting my little cotton socks off for the past few weeks.
Even H9 and R7(nearly 8) have requested home made items, as has mum. Others are having them sprung upon them, not that our gift giving list is that huge (fortunately).
|Santa examines R7's list|
I gently explained that even Santa has to get his Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo and that Santa is strapped for cash this year too on account of the global economic situation. I would have gone on to explain the about the crisis in Europe and the plight of the Euro but her eyes had glazed over.
"You won't be disappointed if he doesn't bring you one?" I asked (gingerly).
"Oh no," said R7. "But he DOES make them so you never know..." (Exit R7 stage left with a confident skip.)