Well, its been a while since I last posted and I've been putting things off until christmas arrived... and here it is.
First of all, an explanation of why I dislike Christmas. It's a time when people seem to go mad in their gathering of presents for their friends and family. Mad is not the word, sadly. They become selfish misers who are out for blood - they want presents at the expense of other people and this selfishness is put on display for all to see during this time.
People who would go out of their way to say "Thank You" in shops now shoulder past looking for that single present that will clinch their dealings with their family. Parents use their children's prams as rams as they batter you out of their way. People just go crazy at this time of year. Maybe they should rename Christmas to Capitalism-mas.
Happy Capitalism-mas folks.
Saying that, I've bought ElshaUK presents and she's bought me hers. So am I a bit of a hypocrite for saying all that stuff about selfishness? Not really. I didn't go mad when buying her pressies and she didn't go mad buying me pressies. We took it calmly and bought all our presents either over the internet or the week before Capitalism-mas.
So, what did I get?
Well, first and foremost, the best present so far was not from ElshaUK but from her folks. They were 2 x home-made vouchers made out to the sum of "a one way flight ticket to Perth, Australia before Xmas 2007".
Now, that is a brilliant Christmas present.
ElshaUK and I have been thinking seriously about going to Perth, Australia to live permanently but the money side of things has always been a worry. How do we pay for flights, for the visa, for sending stuff over, for paying off credit cards, for paying off loans...
...well this takes a huge chunk of that money off our hands.
A nice shiny new black Logitech Keyboard - which is going to take some time getting used to.
A Sony Walkman 256Mb MP3 player + Holder - those who know me well know I don't have much taste in music. It appears that 2006 will be a complete change.
A pair of flannalette pyjama pants
A leather Wallet (which had the airline vouchers in)
A bag of authentic Dungeons & Dragons Dice
A World of Warcraft Atlas
A World of Warcraft Strategy Guide
A Hair Trimmer for side burns and err other unslightly hair.
Everything has been a complete surprise, especially the tickets to Oz and the MP3 Player.
Now I'm off to have some breakfast, a shower, and some playing of the above mentioned toys and reading of the above mentioned books on a day of complete relaxation where both of us can do whatever we want (either playing on the computer or watching tv or listening to music) without any cares or worries.
Maybe Capitalism-mas isn't so bad after all...