Whilst I wouldn't wish to tempt fate, this year our pre-Christmas build up has been fairly straight forward for a change.
Neither my bank nor credit card company have seen fit to withdraw their facilities on the merest whim of perceived fraudulent activity.
Have I spoken too soon?
I received an email at work today informing me that a parcel had arrived at our home address. Second Born was most perplexed. It was large and flat and coarse.
It could've been the result of a spectacular mix up at the computer ancillaries factory.
Let's face it, it's a busy time of year and the workforce was probably stressed to the max, attempting to fulfil orders before the festive season.
A small error of judgement could easily have been made when selecting the linear units for the product.
It's possible that an accidental slip of the cursor may have occurred when selecting "material type" from the drop down menu.
But no, this isn't a large, hairy mousemat.
It's the new doormat for...