Monday, December 1, 2014
A rare birthday success
I am a brilliant buyer of birthday and Christmas presents -- if I get Jenny to select and buy the presents on my behalf. I just give her a vague budget and she makes excellent choices. All I do is pay the resultant credit card bill. As Jenny enjoys shopping, that arrangement has continued for many years -- to the satisfaction of both of us -- and to the satisfaction of those who get the presents. Jenny's recent selection of a kiddy cosmetics set for Sahara is a case in point. It was a hit with Sahara.
On rare occasions, however, I do get a present idea that works well. The time I gave Ken and the kids half a ream of A4 paper for Christmas was memorable, as was the time I gave Nanna a particular computer joystick she wanted as a 70th birthday prersent. And I think a glass frog that I once gave Anne went down well. She likes frogs but doesn't like things to hop or scuttle. A glass frog therefore seems just right.
And I think that one of my recent ideas has to be in the "rare success" category. About 6 months ago I was walking through Woolworths and saw a bachelor's frypan -- a one-egg frypan -- for sale. It looked rather cute so I bought it and later gave it to Von to be kept for Hannah's birthday. The pictures below tell a graphic story, I think.
Von emailed me as follows: "Hannah loved her little frypan you gave her for her birthday. I have attached photos of her unwrapping her gift. Thanks again, it was very thoughtful as she really loves cooking"
A girl who loves cooking will go far.
I see that Hannah got a train set too. Both she and Sahara are very keen on trains -- largely because of Thomas the Tank Engine, I suspect