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Italy Holiday Day 14: Stansted Airport (Reprise)

Again I’m sitting in Stansted airport, to be precise, in the departure lounge for my flight to Edinburgh. Will probably have to board soon so I’ll keep this short!

I did buy a lighter for the new BF in the end (found a very pretty, medum-range Ronson one) but have already fucked it up by putting the wrong stuff in 😐 . When I tried it in the shop it worked fine. Only when I took it out this morning, it didn’t work straight away. I had some Zippo lighter fluid in the house so tried putting that in a few times and it still didn’t work. Then my neighbour came round and told me it was a bloody BUTANE lighter! She took it back to her house and tried putting some Butane in, but still no luck.

I fear that I have broken it by putting in the wrong stuff. The spark is still there, but it won’t light at all. CRAP 😦 😦 😦 . It’s such a pretty lighter and very nice cute prezzie. I’ll google and try to figure out if there’s a way of saving it – there might even be some tobacco/cigarette/smoking specialist shops in Edinburgh I can take it to so they can fix it. Surely there’s a way of getting rid of that wrong liquid or clear it all out, then start again from scratch 😐

Ah well. Comes with being a non-smoker. I really don’t know enough about smoking/lighters/and such.

Italy Holiday Day 11: Shall I Buy a Prezzie for My New BF?

Lighter, photo taken in Japan.

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I’ve been with my new BF for coming up 7 weeks, and wondering if I should buy him a prezzie here in Italy to bring back. I have in mind a nice high-quality lighter (he smokes) that would ‘complement’ him and his style (he really looks after himself, and is very pretty indeed).

The reason why I’m not sure is that the lighters I’ve spotted so far are anything up to €60, and a halfway decent one will set me back by at least €40 (I’ve looked at cheaper ones but they are just plain nasty. I don’t give nasty gifts). Now, the actual money is not an issue for me as in: I do have the money to buy him whatever lighter I fucking want, and it wouldn’t leave me destitute. The issue is whether or not it’s ‘too early’ to buy him something of that value, especially as it’s not Xmas or his birthday or anything but just a ‘Mitbringsel‘ from my holiday!

I feel it might be ‘inappropriate’ at this stage to do it. The other thing is he’s a fair bit younger than me and won’t be able to ‘spoil me back’, and it would be odd or maybe put him into an odd position where he might feel economically inferior or something. I don’t know.

It’s not even that there is any great motive behind this prezzie. I just figured he needs a lighter and it would fit in nicely with his ‘style’, and then I looked at some and they were just a wee bit too expensive. Not for me, but for the fact that it might be odd and make him feel uncomfy, which is the last thing I want.

I might just leave it and get him one for Xmas instead. Or buy one anyway, but not give it to him till Xmas (they’re cheaper over here). I suppose that might be the best solution!

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