Christmas is looming ahead. According to Facebook it is only 14 Saturdays away. I whimpered when I saw that. I'm saving up loyalty points all over the place. By the time Christmas comes I should have around £40 in Morrisons points towards Christmas dinner, which should easily cover it. We don't go overboard. I will probably have as much as £80 in Tesco clubcard points. I don't know what I'll have in Nectar points, but I know I can cash them in for eBay vouchers (if I can remember how to do it). It's a drop in the ocean. We don't have many to buy for, but bear wants an iPhone. Bless him, he doesn't want the latest one. He just wants one that's a little better than my fading iPhone 4 to play games on and to make notes but it has to have the Apple operating system to play the games he wants. However even a reconditioned one is still likely to make me want to cry. Of course, bear's birthday is four days after Christmas.
If - and it's a big if - we get some sort of iPhone for him, that will be the big thing for Christmas/Birthday. I've already started checking out the auctions on eBay. A few years ago I got a huge box of the 'free' gifts from the front of the Doctor Who magazine. It filled his stocking and provided a heap of little presents for his birthday and Christmas for not many pennies - I seem to remember that it was under £20 and bear was completely overwhelmed.
I'm keeping everything crossed that I can score like that again.