Friday photo hunt – Gift/s

After the success of Kate’s weekly scavenger photo hunt during December she has decided to continue it through this month with a different topic posted each Friday. This week’s word is ‘gift/s’ and I have to admit it didn’t take much thinking power to decide on what I would use for this post – the Christmas gifts given to me by Michael.
The only thing I’d actually asked for was the Mrs Brown’s Boys dvd so everything else was a lucky bag of surprises. I saw ‘Christopher Robin’ (not to be confused with the earlier ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’) advertised on tv when the film came out a couple of years ago but as I find cinema sound too noisy I never went to see it. I have to be in the mood to see a film all the way through anyway but I think I’ll like this one when I get round to watching it.
Although I can be quite creative in certain circumstances I’m not really into handicrafts so I’ll have to be in the mood for tackling the crystal craft kit. The box says I can ‘spend a relaxing afternoon’ creating this picture but the pieces are tiny and look frustratingly fiddly so it could quite easily take me hours/days/weeks to complete it, though hopefully it’ll be more fun than frustration and will look nice when it’s finished.
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The shiny pink small ‘bag’ is a phone purse by Baylis & Harding and included the tubes of hand cream and lip gloss, definitely very useful, and the purse will come in handy when I can eventually go out for an evening meal with Michael. Coronation Street is the only soap I ever watch, and though this book is set just after WW2 and many years before the actual tv programme was born it features some of the characters who were in the soap so I’m looking forward to reading it. There was one other thing Michael gave me – a Terry’s Chocolate Orange but I couldn’t show it as I ate it at Christmas!
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Having just read Jayne’s post and re-reading this I wish I hadn’t been so materialistic, however there’s one invisible gift which definitely deserves including – the gift of unconditional love and loyalty given to me by all my dogs past and present, regardless of the time of year or the occasion, and it’s a gift I will always treasure.
Well that’s it for this week, I hope everyone likes my choices. I don’t know if I can do all four weeks this month but with something already in mind for Week 3 I’ll certainly give it a good try.
 

23 thoughts on “Friday photo hunt – Gift/s

  1. You are not materialistic – gifts from your son are always to be cherished.
    But there is no reason why you cannot amend/edit your own post if you want . . .

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    1. Post amended slightly Jayne. I don’t want this to sound ‘poor me’ but with no other close relatives I have no-one now to give me presents, so any gifts from Michael are always appreciated and cherished. And where I tend to give him silly presents occasionally he will often give me a ‘silly’ card – the latest one says ‘To a very lovely Mummy, you’re the best mummy ever’ 🙂 🙂

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  2. What’s materialistic about enjoying gifts given to you by a loved one, and sharing your joy with the world? Hope you’ll have a good and relaxing time doing the crystal craft picture.

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    1. I don’t know when I’ll get round to doing the crystal craft picture but if I disappear from blogland for a while then it can be assumed that’s what I’m doing 🙂

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  3. It is so nice to have someone who buys you thoughtful gifts so cherish them. I’ve a friend who’s made several crystal craft kits and they are fine;.

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    1. In a way I’m quite looking forward to doing the picture for the end result but I’m unsure about the very tiny size of the crystals – I just hope I don’t lose any 😦

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  4. I agree that cinemas play their soundtrack too loudly – and often I find them chilly too. Dogs do have the wonderful way of giving unconditional love as well as accepting you for who you are…. As long as you have a good ‘throwing-ball’ arm!!

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    1. The last time I went to a cinema was in 1998 to see Babe – Pig in the City and the surround sound was far too loud to be comfortable – I was glad to get out of there afterwards. At least with a dvd I can have the sound to suit myself. As for having a good ball-throwing arm I also need good retrieving legs as (apart from Sam and Sugar) the darned dogs have never brought the balls back! 🙂 🙂

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  5. I’m with Jayne & you are not materialistic & this word being straight after the silly season would have brought ‘gifts’ to mind for most. He’s a very thoughtful son. We go to the cinema once in a blue moon, but did go and see The War with Grandpa just before Xmas & realised the last time we’d been was back in 2014. Thanks for sharing, take care, stay warm & safe.

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    1. Even when Michael was quite a young child he was very thoughtful and he seems to have carried it on into his adult life. He knows how much I like Coronation Street so the book was a really good present 🙂

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    1. I suppose coming straight after the festive season it was an automatic thing to think of the Christmas gifts I got. I’m pleased with them all though and looking forward to reading the book and watching the dvd’s 🙂

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  6. I love Mrs Browns Boys … always guaranteed to make me actually laugh out loud. Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my blog. I do try and reply to all comments but not sure if you get notified or have to nip back to see … still new to the commenting side of things 😃

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  7. You have a lovely son Eunice and his gifts to you are special. I agree about the gift of love and loyalty from our dogs and only dog lovers understand that x

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    1. We have a long standing joke between us Eileen that Michael is my No.1 son – well he has to be, he’s my ONLY son! 🙂 🙂 The phone purse was quite an inspired guess on his part, I only ever take my phone and a bit of cash when we go out for a meal so it will come in really handy.

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  8. I could have asked for any number of things I would really like and want but I wouldn’t expect him to get any of them for me so my only request was the dvd. As you say, it wouldn’t be easy for him to guess but at least he didn’t get me socks and hankies 🙂

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