As I was telling Rosie the other day, we're not all that into Christmas here.
Specifically: "We aren't really Christmas people, but I'm as sentimental as the next sucker, and after reading all these comments I think perhaps I'm going to have to buy the little heathen a star or something. (Or a rabbit. Can you get Christmas rabbits?) This also means maybe having some kind of tree... We did once hang some baubles on a cactus plant, but the kitten knocked the whole lot off the windowsill and killed it. Perhaps I misread her disdain for all things tinsel as a fervent desire to have a real, proper tree! My apologies, kitty. Maybe this is your year..."
Anyway. What should Midwife Nellie bring with her on her visit this morning? Only THE most brilliant early Christmas present ever. Vis:
So exactly what I was thinking of. And delivered by my childhood friend, who delivered my child.