I was quite pleased to see on Twitter that one of the other girls was struggling with this one as well, because I’ve found it probably the hardest one we’ve ever done.
Anyway, I’ve thought and thought, and here is my list.
1. I bought this pair of shoes from the Office online sale last winter, and I really love them. HOWEVER, they are far too small. Rather than sending them back for a refund, because I loved them so much I decided that perhaps my feet might shrink and they would miraculously fit me. Sadly my feet haven’t shrunk – no shit, Sherlock? – so I’m afraid they still don’t fit me.
2. Ashley bought me these diamond earrings for Christmas last year after I’d pointed them out in a shop and said how lovely they were. Now it’s not that I’m ungrateful, but when I pointed them out it really was just a passing comment. I didn’t WANT them. That does sound ungrateful, doesn’t it? But I only ever wear cheap earrings, because I frequently lose one, and the one and only time I wore these, I spent the whole evening worrying that I was going to lose one.
3. My MBT shoes, which I wrote about here. And which, now I think about it, were rather trainer-like, thus nullifying my recent claim never to have owned a pair of trainers.
4. The last drink – on more occasions than I care to remember, because it’s always the last one that gives me the hangover!
5. Presents for people who don’t say thank you. One of my absolute pet hates is taking the time, trouble and money to give somebody a gift and never receiving a thank you – whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, wedding or whatever, there are far too many people in the world who don’t bother with this basic courtesy any more and it REALLY MAKES ME VERY CROSS. I always insist that William writes thank you letters for gifts, if he’s not going to see the giver to thank them in person, but it doesn’t have to be a letter these days – an email, a phone call, even a text would be fine. Even a bloody wall post on Facebook for goodness sake! But so many times there’s just nothing, nothing at all. OK, rant over!