I am truly still in an alternate universe. Even before being bribed with the offer of a PS2 for Christmas my little brother offered - for the first time when we've met up for food - to go halves on the bill. I refused - but I was shocked. Train back from London was early too - though since they are running nice swanky fast trains to a old, crappy, slow timetable this is not a huge surprise.
In revenge I've allowed him to lend me his camera. Now, I have a camera of course - but this is a bit of a regression in one sense (being (non-veggie) film), but on the other hand it is an SLR - which is helpful to me as I've been reading books on photography which seem to assume this.