Anyway, I've sorted out Sarah's present, I know what I'm getting my stepdad, mum's getting something for my sister to which I'm making a contribution, and...
...yesterday the first part of Jakob's present arrived.
The Trumptonshire trilogy on DVD.
On the grounds that I liked it when I was his age, so hopefully he will as well. (There's just a possibility that Tim and I might watch it before I wrap it for Jakob. Just a possibility, you understand, nothing definite...)
The second part of the present has yet to arrive, but hopefully will by the weekend. There's a story there.
When I was a nipper - about two or three years old - one of the books that was read to me very often was a Camberwick Green book, Mr Crockett's Mistake. One day, in front of several of my family, my mum was getting ready to read it to me, and instead I recited it to her from memory.
Apparently. I have no recollection of the event.
Anyway, in the interests of passing on the flame, I thought it would be nice to give Jakob a copy of said book, so I pootled along to Amazon Marketplace. Where copies of it were going for around £20:00 - £30:00! Fortunately I managed to find a copy for selling for a mere £7:00.
I hope he likes it! I have high hopes of him reciting it by heart one day, 'cos he's a bright lad.