Yes I like the boots. They're just what I would have chosen myself. Lots of other good things too. It's not that I'm ungrateful, but I do feel a bit let down. Can't help it.
Which is a bit of a shame. The spanking thing has been a bit of a problem over the years between us, but SO has come to understand it, I think.What the nicely-wrapped brush would have said was that the acceptance was total. That said, I know that no-one really understands the spanko thing except another spanko. Christmas moral? You can't get everything you wish for.