Thursday, December 29, 2005

Another one bites the dust

Another Xmas has been and gone. Well, mostly. This year, I was scheduled to have three spearate Xmas events, and I've only had two so far: One with my parents on the 18th, and one at Lou's parents on the 25th. Now I just have to get the last one, the presents from my brother sister-in-law, and then Xmas will be fully over.

If it sounds like a rather laborious way of doing it, it sounds about right. This has been a long & frankly rather tiring Xmas. And now I'm back at work, so it's not getting much better. Ye gods I need some sleep.

Which I'd be getting much more of if we weren't dog-sitting my parent's pet, who snores worse than I do. Hey ho.

So, what did I get?

Well, so far, the highlights (in no particular order) were:

  • Some spending money for our holiday in America last year.

  • Thud, the discworld boardgame - like all good games, it takes five minutes to learn the rules and forever to master them. So far the trolls have won every game. It's addictive.

  • A book of Sudoku puzzles, a game I'd steered clear of successfully up until now. It's a good puzzle scheme, but I don't see the huge attraction. I can already solve the hardest level of puzzle in the book, it just takes more time than the easier ones. My strategy is to do as much of each 3x3 cluster as possible, do all the clusters, and loop until I can't do anything more with clusters. Then move onto rows columns. Then do whatever it takes to work out the rest ;o)

  • All three of the Sinfest books currently available. There's a few strips in there not on the website, too.

  • Numerous natural history DVDs books.

  • A gingerbread house. (Not life-size)

  • Some clothes & miscellaneous other bits pieces, including a present I actually bought for Lou - a SDIO camera that plugs into a PDA. Except it doesn't work with her Tungsten, despite the blurb saying it does, and it does work with my M505. So now I've got it. Not really the way I like to acquire presents!

That pretty much sums it up, I think. Not a bad collection ;o)


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