Bernie spoilt me this year, first giving me Puff the purple dragon (photo forthcoming), then the Two Towers extended collectors edition (though, now that I've seen it I owe him a backrub), and a new faster computer well before my actual birthday. We watched the extended edition last night, and I loved it. I'll need to watch it again soon ;> (but I probably won't get more time before we go away - perhaps I should take it with me).
The Amazon order arrived containing the next three histories of middle earth (in large format paperback), and I splurged a bit in the city on a new necklace, belly dance chain, Settlers card game expansion and some other things.
The last thing left is my family thing on Saturday for both birthday and christmas, which I am completely dreading. Bernie's work end-of-year party is on Sunday, to which clients have been invited and a demo planned. I thought social functions were meant to not include working? It is dinner on a Yarra cruise which should be quite nice (providing they have some non-dairy alternatives).
All my shopping for the trip has been done (apart from a coat, which I'll get from Germany). With all these really warm clothes I'll definitely be set for next Winter in Melbourne!