So, aside from the Bombay Sapphire, Cobra beers, fruit pastilles and chocolate brazils the serious stuff includes a box of Samurai cavalry and one of infantry, guides to the warships of the late Tokugawa period (the Boshin war and the Satsuma rebellion) and the uniforms of the war of the Triple Alliance. Finally, a lovely edition of The Book of the Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi.
Today has been a really good day. Laurel and I ventured out to a ‘cat cafe’ for lunch which was enormously therapeutic - a chilled environment with eleven cats wandering about and doing that feline thing which usually involves eating, sleeping out chasing random bits and pieces around the floor - and for many positive reasons it ticked a whole lot of boxes.
This evening, once the children were home (it seems a little strange to talk about a 34 and 26 year old as children but I guess the parental gene overrides the years involved!) we had a really tasty Indian takeaway and then the present haul was unveiled.
Suffice it to say I was hugely delighted!