Hey hun - don't worry about your magic trick LOL some things are out of our control.
Well done with your new job by the sounds of what your boss is like the change will be really good for you.
Could you make something for your children , I used to draw pictures for people which they really loved - just pick something they really like. I think it means so much more when someone has taken the time to make something.
Have they got a favourite place they like to go like a park , countryside?
there's a thread somewhere about saving money/what people do for preasents at christmas......I'll have a look through and tell you the name of the thread and get back to you.
Glad your back - and take care
Sorry I didn't get back to you my puter keeps being silly , gonna have to get BF to do a scan cos I don't know how to.
Hope you found the thread I was on about.