Most used gifts in our house this Christmas (so far)


1.  Wii.  Played with on Christmas day – by everybody – for eight hours and fifty-two minutes.  My carpet is already looking threadbare so the stupid machine has been permanently evicted to the outer-limits (my son’s bedroom).

2.  Monopoly.  I didn’t count the hours but when I played it with the kids on Boxing Day, it felt like a hundred years.  This game is just so bloody tedious!  I never did like it.  When I was a child, my friend up the road had it and I thought it was so boring.  I was desperate to switch games and play KerPlunk! or Operation!  And that is probably why never became a ruthless she-entrepeneur.  My little boy on the other hand has a rather disturbing killer instinct when he plays Monopoly.

3.  Electronic Sudoko.  Played mainly by hubby.  Sudoku is a puzzle I just don’t get.  I even had to look up the correct spelling just now because I always get it wrong and call it Sadaku or Sudoku or Saduko.  Bloody vowels!  Bloody Carol Voderman!

4.  20 Questions-Version 2.  Fascinating.  It really does read your mind.

5.  The Simpsons, PS2.  My son has played this for hours with my eldest daughter whose specialist subject, incidentally, would most definitely be The Simpsons were she ever to appear on Mastermind.

(Sigh.  Whatever happened to the eco-friendly wind-up toys and the wooden jigsaw puzzles and the beautifully crafted and intricately detailed doll’s houses and the other handmade, traditional retro-toys inspired by the past?)

6. GHD Ceramic Straighteners.  Hair straighteners – basically a pair of ceramic ironing tongues.  Why anyone would want to iron out lovely, long wavy locks is beyond me.  Next year when curls are ‘back in’, they’ll be paying big money for perms, mark my words.  Gawd, I sound so old.

7.  Sony Ericsson w300i mobile phone.  Long-awaited for and essential, must-have possession.

8.  Hug boots.  My middlie wanted a pair so much and she loves them so much that I’m sure she sleeps in them. 

9.  The Bourne Trilogy.  We watched the first one on Christmas night, the second one on Boxing day night and we will probably watch the third one tomorrow night.  Well, the sooner we get it over with, the better.

Ahem . . . p.s. most used pressies by Mum:

10.  Pretty little china tea cup.  Tea should only ever be drunk in china cups.

11.  Planet Earth: The Photographs.  Truly beautiful.

12.  Little pink pig.  Sat on kithen windowsill, watching me work. 😉

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6 responses to this post.

  1. “(Sigh. Whatever happened to the eco-friendly wind-up toys and the wooden jigsaw puzzles and the beautifully crafted and intricately detailed doll’s houses and the other handmade, traditional retro-toys inspired by the past?)”

    I remember the last toy I got was a little wind-up tram, and I believe one of the first that started spoiling Nature because it had a battery just for a little light it had inside. More than 60 years ago and fresh from the Civil War. Alas! Happiness is not long-lasting and my nephew – who is a year or so my elder and an imaginative person – tried and found how to make that toy useless. LOLL

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  2. Hi EP

    http://environmentdebate.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/the-coffee-house-happy-new-year-all-for-2008/

    Have moved back to our warm & cosy ole Coffee House … don’t ask! It’s just better!

    🙂

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  3. Okies Matt. I just had a lookie. I was going to bid you guys there Best 2008 Wishes etc. but you have your comments closed.

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  4. Comments should be open now! Your ‘best wishes’ are always warmly welcomed. 🙂

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  5. “I was going to bid you guys there Best 2008 Wishes”

    Thanks, and the same to you. Can I point out that Matt has decided to revert to the old site. I have put too much effort into the new site to write it off and am staying put, under the new title “Change Alley” at environmentdebate.co.uk

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  6. Ok Matt, I will catch up with you soon. I know, I keep saying that don’t I. I had planned a blog-night last night, all to myself . . . had loads of blog stuff to write and wanted to catch up with all my co-bloggers as well but alas and alack, our internet was down all night! And right now I’m just too busy. Sigh.

    Thanks Pete. I will change the blog title on my blogroll.

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