Today I finally got a decent working shower. Truth be told, we've needed a new shower for years, now we have one. It's wonderful. Not only does it have constant pressure, it also stays at the same temperature all the time! It's installation was almost painless, though I'm still wincing at the cost.
Now I need to worry about what to get bear for Christmas and his birthday. I pointed out to him tonight that his bedroom is full and he hasn't actually asked for anything. Bear is considering his options. I have books stashed for him and a few toys, but it's going to look a bit thin. The trick of wrapping fancy sharpeners and cute shaped rubbers isn't going to get me far this year as he has a drawer full of the dratted stuff. If his birthday was more than a week away from Christmas then it would be a lot easier.
I think I will look carefully at my options and then suggest that everyone gets him Amazon vouchers that he can use throughout the year. It may not be a lot of big boxes but it's better than getting him stuff for the sake of it.