So she now owns a lovely blue iPod Touch, which looks set to be popular with the whole family. Luckily, I had a bagful of odds and ends squirrelled away and could give Pugsley a book of cut-out-and-fold paper aeroplanes, which lessened a rather inevitable twinge of jealousy. I think I’ve just upped the ante in the grandchild present-giving stakes.
And I have no qualms about doing so, either. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have indulgent grandparents, though I had one very loving grandfather, and I didn’t have any relations at all outside the immediate family. Having grandchildren and family living close by is something that gives me great joy and I’m so lucky.
And it gave me an excuse to spend time in the Apple Store, which is always a pleasure.