today i took delivery of my phoenix trading christmas stock! it seems mad to be thinking about christmas in august, but to make the most of the festive selling season, the planning starts now. so amidst the packs of greetings cards and rolls of giftwrap samuel and i are having a long day. long because phil’s out until this evening and long because samuel’s having the grumps. i confess i caved in and turned the tv on, but i enjoyed the opening ceremony of the olympics albeit as a background to grizzly noises (his or mine?!). he did redeem himself after lunch though and we spent quite a while having lovely interactive time (the ‘hokey cokey’ was a favourite today – adapted obviously for a twelve week old). his cheeky grin always wins me over and his coos and even giggles today were priceless!