Meet Oreo, just eight weeks old and TINY! Asked several times what she would like as a Christmas present, my 9 year old granddaughter gave only two answers – a purple dressing gown and a kitten. Since the household already has a cat and a dog, the latter seemed unlikely. The dressing gown was duly purchased, lilac rather than purple but she will be happy with that on Christmas morning. Mum and Dad pondered on what to buy the ‘in-betweener’ ; apart from lego she’s barely playing with toys now but has no interest in more grown up things so they relented. Kittens do not come to order and reluctant to wait until closer to Christmas and then not be able to get one, this little chap was ‘delivered’ to it’s new owner yesterday evening. A total surprise to her, she is already besotted. I’ve been to visit this afternoon and he is gorgeous! Suggestions for names abounded but Granddaughter was adamant – Oreo, after her favourite biscuits.
My own acquisition is this amber pressed glass bowl which will look fabulous filled with pear trifle on Christmas Day. Costing just £4.50 from a newly opened charity shop, I’m delighted. If you read often, you may remember a shallower one I bought when we were in Brixham in the summer, and pretty though it is, this one definitely trumps it! They had a few pink pressed glass items too, but I resisted.
Another recent purchase was a new duvet. When I stayed at my daughter’s recently, I slept under the most comfortable one I’d ever tried. It was super lightweight despite being a 10.5 tog, and had been bought from John Lewis. Ours was pretty old and significantly heavier, and we’d talked about a lighter-weight one so the following morning I got straight onto the John Lewis website and treated us to a new one. It’s lovely!