A big thanks to everyone for all the kind words. I continue to blame the weather, which continues sunny.

I have a theory though: Being brought up in an arid country, on a farm where the clouds were (and still are) the only source of water, a rainy day was a thing to rejoice in. Which probably explains why I’ve been so happy the last couple of months - it’s deeply-ground conditioning :-D

And the halo?

This is what is currently gracing my corner cupboard:


And I haven’t peeked! Okay, I’ve had a bit of a poke, but I haven’t been to check out my Amazon wishlist to see what’s disappeared from it, and I even refrained from reading the customs label on the parcel from home. Mum, you may notice that the chocolate is not in the ‘not to be opened yet’ pile but it wasn’t wrapped so therefore it can’t be a birthday present which means I must be able to eat it all now (heheh).

I am under strict instructions from all around me, very much against my will I might add, and I will continue to be good.

What about you? Are you …

a) I can’t stand waiting but I will because it’s the right thing to do

b) Open ‘em when they come - it spreads the fun more evenly (this is my philosophy, thwarted by Neil)

c) Presents? What are they? I can’t remember when I last had a birthday

and for Nathalie:

d) Are you kidding? I love the wait - the excitement builds and builds until…Pop! Everything’s open at once.

And speaking of birthday presents, since all good people have their birthdays in August I am hard kind of leisurely at work on several and there will be as much outgoing as incoming. You know who you are ;-)

10 Responses to “Shining Halo”
  1. Anne says:

    b) - definitely b.

  2. Kai says:

    b!!!! :-D

  3. cairi says:

    you know what I say…but Bronte told me off :( I have been warned she will bash me if I peep shes so mean I bet she said the same to you ;)

  4. Lindsey says:

    I think I’m a b, too! How long do you have to wait? Ole meanies, not letting you open your pressies. No wonder you’re in a bad mood!

    Very true about August birthdays….oh, dear, Stephen’s is in less than 2 weeks now and I was going to knit something. Ahem. I should walk away from the computer now!

  5. Chantelle says:

    I’m an ‘a’ person I think. And well done on not opening to prezzie - I know it’s been tempting you since last week :)

  6. Mum says:

    SOME of that chocolate was meant for Neil!

    I’m glad you don’t read customs labels - Liz tore the one off your last parcel before she let me have it!

  7. Little sis says:

    it was a great pain to buy wnat i bought, so if you don’t like i don’t want to hear about ;)
    and what happened to the email we were going to get! :)
    have fun eatting the chocolate

  8. Nathalie says:

    There is another option:
    I love waiting, the anticipation is a huge part of the joys of presents. It nearly kills everyone in my household every xmas that I make them wait until morning before opening a single present. One year there was a mutiny! but I love seeing all the beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree.

  9. Jacqui says:

    Most definately a D - the element of surprise is great. Open all your pressies now and what will you open on your birthday - NOTHING!!!!!

  10. Nathalie says:

    See I am not alone in this. Thanks for adding that option…..

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