Santa is busy compiling his lists, feeding up his reindeer for the long journeys ahead, polishing the skis on his sled, keeping to his strict diet so that he can manage to squeeze down the narrowest chimney, instructing his elves......I won't go on .....you get the picture.
Here in Cyberland money is no object. If all we do is "think" things then they become relatively inexpensive, don't they?
I don't know about you lot out there but I honestly can't think of anything I want to put on Santa's list this year. I do always have a Christmas charity (usually a cancer one as a dear friend died of the disease a few years ago). But I have to say that it is rather nice to sit round a log fire on Christmas morning, the turkey in the oven, a glass in my hand and take the presents from under the tree and open them. Such a lovely feeling - especially if they are books.
So here is my task for today for you to do. Choose yourself three cyber presents - money no object, doesn't matter how fanciful they are (yes, girls, you may choose George Clooney if you wish) - just tell us all which three presents you would like to find under the Christmas Tree on Christmas morning.
I'll start you off. Well, one thing I really would like (hint, hint to the farmer) is a really good, bright floor lamp with a magnifying extension so that I can embroider in the evenings; another thing I always admire is a really, really good fountain pen and a supply of good quality ink (yes, I know everyone communicates by e mail or writes with a biro but this is cyberland remember) and to go with it some really top-quality writing paper and envelopes - wonderful;thirdly - well a supply of fresh flowers throughout the year would be rather nice.
I began to think of fanciful things - all my family back round the Christmas table (I am the last remaining one as I was by far the youngest); my past dogs - Oscar the pointer and Algy the pug (both long dead now) falling out with Tess over who sits nearest the Aga; a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian problem would be wonderful too. - Oh how long a fanciful list would be.
So here is your task for this evening, dear readers: Compile your cyber santa list - money no object. Three things you would like. And if you fancy naming three things in the category I have called fanciful, then please do that also.