What did you all get for Christmas this year then? anything nice?. Buy anyone else something special in return?
This is the first year without my Dad so that has been a little sad at the back of my mind I will admit, but we've tried to keep the day happy and special as best we can. Think we've managed to. Dunno about you guys but Christmas has always been my favourite time of year ever since I was a kid. Just a really nice time of year for family, thinking of others and sharing gifts with one another. Oh and eating lots.
We always spoil each other at Christmas. I normally go a little crazy at Christmas with the buying myself too but hey, if you can't spoil your loved ones at Christmas, when can you, eh?. Close family wise we've never really been ones for giving money or vouchers or whatever so we always go for things to wrap. I know some people prefer that (money/vouchers), and each to their own ofc. But there's just something nice about sitting around a Christmas tree on Christmas morning exchanging presents which people have put time and thought into, and seeing the look on peoples faces when they open the stuff you've bought for them too. Love it
I said on IRC earlier that I'd share a pic of the snow globe I mentioned in passing so here that is. I took some other pics whilst I was at it so I thought I'd post those too.
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Breaking Bad snow globe & candy (it tastes like mint "rock" hehe) 20th Century Boys
manga from Urasawa. This is the guy behind Monster
which some of you will know to be my #1 anime (and I'm slowly collecting the manga
as it re-releases). This is one of the highest rated manga there is. Also got the last 3 volumes of the FMA which I'm currently reading but hadn't completed my collection of.
Lovely engraved board (I do all the cooking here hehe) and one of my new Wusthof knives. Tis a 7 piece set but just the one pictured. They're like bloody razor blades.
Complete collection of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on blu-ray and a copy of Warcraft III Gold Edition (Played it, just never actually owned it myself)
Das Boot (I haven't seen this before), Schindler's List, Back to the Future trilogy & Downfall on blu-ray annnnd Slash & Myles Kennedy's new(ish) album, World on Fire.
Few other bits and pieces too and a tiny bit of money which I bought Telltale's Game of Thrones with whilst it was a daily deal on Steam.
Won't list all of the gifts I bought as well but I did snag some tickets for Fleetwood Mac next year (2 dates) as a family present, and one of those dates completely sold out within around 2 minutes of going on sale heh. My Mum a signed edition of a new book, dressing gown and a couple of games for her Wii U (Lego games as she can't get enough of those!) among a few other things. Got my brother some books too as he's a big reader (I read "picture books", he reads literature lol), a smart tv for his bedroom, a Pink Floyd t-shirt.. etc.
You guys get or give anything special? Share some pics!
Anyway... time to go collapse in a heap somewhere methinks!. Hope you all had a great day <3