Yes, I admit it, I am so spoilt.
Wednesday's Woe was the screen on my iPod (left in photo) disappearing behind a series of lines making it nearly impossible to select any music. I've also been having battery problems for months with it needing to be charged about every 4 hours. It still played the music perfectly so it looked like I would simply have to turn it on and take pot luck as to which of the current 889 songs was going to play.
Thursday's Thrill was that after taking it to one dealer I was told that it would be almost impossible to repair, but I could ring the manufacturer and try and persuade them that it was eligible for a recently introduced replacement program (which it wasn't). Oh dear, how could I live without my iPod?
Later in the morning, whilst taking a break from *Christmas shopping, we went to another place where I was given a similar prognosis, but shown the new iPods that have only been out for about two weeks. They have twice the capacity of my original one, and will also play videos in the remote likelihood that I should ever want to, and cost only slightly more than a new battery and a possible repair to the old one. So, Richard, in his usual fashion said, "Go on, you might as well get a new one." Oh, it's so snazzy and such a pretty green, and only measures approx. 7cm x 4cm.
* Now, for all members of my family and friends who know that I never begin Christmas shopping until 23 December, you can pick yourselves up off the floor. With Sara heading off to Belgium on 24/9 we figured we could send the presents in her luggage for free. You didn't really think I would be that organised without an ulterior motive, did you?