Never underestimate the power of a well placed hint. Or in other words your blog as a vehicle for letting friends and family know what you want. Tacky? Perhaps. But apparently effective. I realised today that many of my Christmas presents were solicited on this blog. Except for the two design books by Marnie Fogg. In that instance shameless lobbying might best describe the end result.
The Gotye CD I was blogging about in October was better than even expected and the Scooter I blogged about in August. Maybe not the exact one I was blogging about but still, a scooter. A little one from the Oxfam shop crafted from tin scraps. I may not be able to ride it around Milan as imagined but I still love it.