Only just realised the significance of this, and the symmetry. Had not been home 18 hours, went to shopping centre for groceries (fridge bare after hub left alone for a week) and came back with a second-hand book and a second-hand teapot from the Age Concern shop.
My excuse is that both are early Christmas purchases. Both will be presented to elder daughter. Book is a mint hardback copy of "Things I Wish My Mother had Told Me" by Lucia van der Post, style writer for The Times. Lots of style and manners hints. She will love this, as last year I gave her a tiny little book on table manners for business women, and she loved that. Her friends all wanted to borrow it and they "Found it Hilarious". The teapot is a pure white designer shape from Maxwell Williams, petite and chic. I know she will enoy the humour, and since she has discovered the "soothing" powers of tea, she may even use it.