― Image via Wikipedia ∙ For the first time in many years I was afforded the opportunity of Xmas shopping by myself. Prior to this, I was restricted by either having no drivers license or being married. Both of these factors are now obsolete. I set my day and time. So, last Thursday at 9am I arrived in Burnie after an hours drive. Burnie is the closest city to where I live; namely Stanley in Tasmania. ∙ As both of my children are old enough to know that Santa is actually their parents [...].