art of giving a present without paying for it

first, come's the agreement

to spend exactly the same amount 

on each other


although the amount is irrelevant

my boyfriend and I

settle for fifty quid in cash

and to spend as we like


so as we did last Christmas 

we will do the same this Christmas.


I hand him an envelope

containing the fifty quid note

at the same time, he hands me 

the same amount in an envelope


wishing each other Merry Christmas

and kissing

the act is completed.


It's the thought that counts maybe

but in this case,

it's the thought behind the planning that does! 


◄ revitalised

at the gate of grief with dead flowers in her hand ►


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Jemima Jones

Mon 18th Dec 2017 21:22

Patricia Stefan and Leon I appreciate your comments.Thank you.Jemima.

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Mon 18th Dec 2017 17:59

that idea is such an easy costless way of dealing with gift giving.So very clever Jemima

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 13th Dec 2017 20:30

a gem Jems! and such an original idea.Top marks!

P&S xx

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Jemima Jones

Wed 13th Dec 2017 16:05

hahaha! wilco Rose.Desmond and K.J.Thank you.Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Mon 11th Dec 2017 21:18

hey! what a cool idea! (you tight-fisted pair!) give your lot Chrissy regards from our lot.Sorry no envelopes ?

Rose ?

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