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Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Something luxurious, something humorous and something useful

He out-did me!

These are the christmas presents I got from hubby.

1. Something useful/for a quid or less - a pair of bedsox from Poundland.

2. Something humorous/for about a tenner - a do-it-yourself voodoo kit.

3. Something home-made from stuff lying around the house/luxurious:

This is where I couldn't hope to compete! A promise of a concrete birdbath made from sand/cement left over from our extension. PLUS: A cute little birdie house to hang in the pear tree.

My presents to him.

1. Something useful/for a tenner (OK OK - I cheated - so what!) A trolley jack - it was fifty quid. (His old one expired last week under the strain of a poorly land-rover and I couldn't think of anything else at four-thirty on Christmas eve)

2. Something humorous/home-made from stuff lying around the house: A chocolate cake with a stuck-in-the-chocolate-icing-pretend-mud range-rover on top (see No. 3 below)

3. Something luxurious/for a quid or less: a new top of the range Range Rover Sport in black (OK OK I cheated again! It was £1.99 from Woolies).

From this you can see why I had to cheat with No. 1: it was imperative that I kept to my land-rover theme and anything else just wouldn't do!


Anonymous said...

If at first you don't succeed...cheat!
Well done all the same.

Can't believe you actually have a pear tree. Was there a partridge in it?

Debs said...

I think you did very well. I love the idea of the birdbath and bird house. What a clever chap he is.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great christmas! hope you have a happy new year! xx


Might do something like this in future - sounds fun. I'd probably end up cheating too - after dreaming up loads of clever/inventive/cheeky gift ideas for what feels like 5000 family members, I think I'd be running low on imagination by Christmas Eve too!

Mercedes. said...

I like the idea of the voodoo doll. Ummm, think of all the agents that rejected me could do with a bit of a poke!

Happy new year annie.

Lane said...

Gosh, Yer man is a good 'un:-)

Happy New Year Annie. May all your writerly dreams come true:-)