Yet again, while the dread of Christmas shopping hangs over most people, I have to confess I smile inside, smug in the knowledge that all my shopping will be done without stepping foot in a single shop.
As possibly, the only woman alive to actively hate shopping, the vast choice, the online suggestions, free delivery, basket total (which eliminates any overspending) and lack of sore feet just make me look forward to Christmas a whole lot more.
So while I’m sat a home, toasty warm in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate (with marshmallows and squirty cream) in one hand and the ipad in the other, perusing for the ideal gift, I will spare a thought for all of you out there with cold noses and aching feet.
I’ve just spent 2 weeks in Egypt on holiday, relaxing, enjoying the sunshine (more accurately, sat in the shade trying not to get burnt) and trying to forget about computers and design. But, there is no escape.
One of the most fantastic experiences ever was a trip to Cairo, into the ancient world of the pharaohs and deep into the tunnels of the Pyramids. Seeing huge statues carved in marble, thousands of years old, the hieroglyphics carved so neatly and exactly as if carved by modern machines was amazing. Hieroglyphics took modern man decades to decipher before many of the ancient pharaohs secrets could be revealed. Now, tourists like me can buy, pretty much any naff ornament especially guilt, plastic gem encrusted, Tutankhamen mummy heads, with their name etched on in hieroglyphs.
How mundane and ordinary is ABC compared to:
So where next, china?