It’s somebody’s birthday next month, which means all those items I lust after but can’t afford can go onto my birthday list! Some think putting together a ‘birthday list’ is a bit mercenary and that your friends and relatives should know you well-enough to buy you a heart-felt present which they know you’ll love. Sounds dreamy – until you’re the one doing the buying doesn’t it? And, then you just wish you knew what the birthday girl/boy wanted, so you didn’t have to waste your time wandering around stores looking for an item which has a possibility of being returned or flogged on eBay.
This is what I’m hoping for this year…
All that Instagram-ing in the cold has been playing havoc with my Raynaud’s, which is why I’m lusting after these North Face Etip gloves which allow you to use your iPhone (or other touch screen device) whilst keeping your hands nice and toasty. Result. I’m also hoping for a Gorillapod to assist when taking photos on my larger bridge camera.
As I’ve not been earning so much of late; I’ve also not been treating myself so much. By asking for vouchers I get the adrenalin rush of going into actual shops and purchasing things – without worrying about depleting my bank balance. I’ll take them for Starbucks, WHSmith (magazines), Dove Spa (de-fuzzing) and Next (furniture) please. Ta!
I am a total stationery whore. But alas my brothel is looking tired and, well, re-using ring-binder dividers so many times that underneath all the tipp-ex and sticky labels you find it says GCSE German – just aint sexy. Which is why my lovely mother has indulged my fetish, by buying me half of the Kraft range from Paperchase. Grown-up, stylish filing will soon be mine. *Purrs*
Or a little monkey, from my little money. Mr Love of my Life has been gifting me an adoption of cute little, Sen, for two years now and, well, I want to keep him (who wouldn’t?). Sen lives in Borneo, in the Sepilok Sanctuary which we visited back in 2010. He is a little orphaned Orangutan who is being rehabilitated with the hope of eventually being released back into the wild. Cute and responsible – what’s not to love?
Let them Entertain You
I can’t imagine I will ever tire of Jack Bauer screaming at Chloe to ‘get the schematics’, which is why the 24 Box Set has made its way onto my list. I also really want the Hurts CD. I know I’m late to the party, but I listened to this on the in-flight music service on our way back from Singapore and loved it.
Slightly pricier than my normal skin care, I’ve been wanting to try the Liz Earle range for, uh, aaaaaages. The perfect addition to my lust list. Fingers crossed it came tame my flare-up prone skin. And whilst I’m thinking of looking pretty, my eyeshadow collection is looking pretty shocking, which is why the Naked 2 Pallet is also on my list of things I’d love to have. Want, want, want!
Do you write a birthday list? What’s on yours this year?