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If you're having a happy Christmas full of wonderment you probably don't want to read this post of frustration.
I think people sometimes, when gift buying, think about the gift but not about the person. So we received bath towels that reminded the buyer of the beach - blue, white and beige. Our bathroom is bubblegum pink and black. So in a sense they're thinking of us, but not the reality of our life.
Anyway, the long term project. Dan's Mum bought us a sealed tin last year for us to save our cash and Dan suggested I'd like another one this year. I don't think I'll need a new one for the next decade (see picture above). It is huge, how on Earth am I going to fill that? I didn't even know they made them that size! Still, who doesn't enjoy a challenge, I laughed for about a minute when I unwrapped it. This was preferable to her alternative which was to buy a lockable cash tin, but then the amount inside wouldn't be a secret so to keep it locked there would have to be a slit in it so we asked at a local hardware place would they be able to do that and make it safe so I didn't cut myself etc. Do you see what I mean about overthinking?
On the plus side, someone asked about the card that made our friend laugh so much, it turns out I have another one, so here it is. Inside it says "stay a step ahead at Christmas" who knows what that means!
Speaking of stepladders, Dan is currently in the loft as we have water coming into our bedroom.