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Me and my iPod  0

I got a 20GB iPod for Christmas and it’s super. I briefly considered an iPod Mini as I like small toys, but 4 times the storage for only 40GBP more was too much of a temptation to ignore.

I won’t bother justifying myself to those of you who think Apple products are over-priced and consider other MP3 players to be better - I’ve had far too many arguments on forums already. I wanted an iPod so that’s what I got.

I wasn’t sure if I’d use it that often because I rarely get time when I can shut off the world long enough to enjoy a song or six. Being physically disabled means that often I’ll stay in the car whilst N goes in and buys the groceries, so a shopping trip from my point of view consists of: drive to supermarket; sit in supermarket car park; drive home. With my new toy, the times spent watching shoppers pushing trolleys past my bonnet are now quite bearable with two and a half thousand songs in my pocket.

Nightime is a good time, too, as I often stay up later than N - an hour or so of some decent classical music has turned out to be a damn good way to relax before slipping under the duvet, and I can do this in the comforting dark of my bedroom without being in the lounge where I’d disturb the dog, who’d be curled under the kitchen table.

Many of you may already know the advantages of an iPod or similar device, but to me it’s new thing that I’d convinced myself was an unnecessary luxury … and, as usual, I was wrong.