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Januaries (!) in numbers
So here goes:
75 = the approximate number of Black Dice watches that No.1 Son didn't want for his 22nd birthday - we eventually found just 1 that had the right combination of colours of strap, fascia and hands (at a price we were prepared to pay). Sometimes I wish that on-line shopping didn't give us quite so much choice - there is something to be said for going to a real shop and selecting something from the things they have in stock that we can actually see, touch and try on for size!
13 = the number of people attending our 10th crop. Though as usual I only managed 1½ pages and even they weren't 100% finished!
2 = also the number of Book Club books I have read this month - "Room" by Emma Donoghue was my recommendation for December and was just as thought provoking a second time around. Thankfully the rest of my group also found it a good read - always a worry when I've chosen the book! This month's book was "The Crying Tree" by Naseem Rakha; quite a slow starter with two, rather confusing, time strands at the beginning, it explores the effects of the murder of a teenage boy on his family & friends, his killer and the prison governor. There are many, many secrets to uncover and while I suspected some of them, the final chapters had plenty of surprises. Tissues required though!
228 = £ saved on buildings & contents insurance in just 5 minutes! To say that I was surprised when the renewal quote came over 50% higher than last year would be an understatement - shocked, but certainly not speechless! I immediately phoned to complain and the insurance company immediately found me a better deal which came out £7 cheaper than last year's policy! Good news, but why couldn't they have done that in the first place?