Friday, 23 September 2011

Brace Yourselves . . . (And Apologies In Advance)

If you’re still clinging on to the hope of an Indian Summer, or you’re the sort of person who thrives on the buzz of last-minute, eleventh hour Christmas shopping, please look away now.  Come back and look at another post tomorrow, this one isn’t going to be for you.
Mummy’s already started shopping for Christmas!
Now, before there are too many shrieks of horror, I will put a few things forwards in her defence; we have family abroad so she needs to post that parcel next month if there’s any hope of it being delivered in time.  This year in particular she’s trying to spread the cost because she’ll be “between jobs” by Christmas, so she’s buying things that will last like wrapping paper and sweets.  I spied a chocolate advent in one of the bags that I hope is for me.  Surely she wouldn’t buy one for Daddy?  Or herself!  Would she?
That got me thinking to the inevitable, what to ask Santa for this year!  I can’t really remember last Christmas but I know we spent a lot of time in garden centres looking at all the pretty lights because I liked the displays.  There’s a photo of me meeting The Big Man himself, and I still have the little toy (Friendly Lion) that he gave me.
So, what I’d like to know is, what would you like for Christmas?  Mummy gets so excited about Christmas that I’m sure I’ll do this again at least once before December (if only to catch the people who can’t talk about it yet!) Who knows, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have changed your request at least five times by then, so feel free to join in again.
I’ll start us off; I’d like anything that comes in a big box that I can cast aside to focus on the aforementioned big box.
Mummy would like “something lovely,” whatever that means, and Daddy would like Christmas morning just the three of us – he’s a big softie really.
And you?


  1. I love Christmas, too. My daughter has started writing her shopping list and she's 11. She loves Christmas and is hoping Santa will bring her lots of lovely things.

    CJ xx

  2. Great! More forward-planning, I like it! I'm sure Santa will bring her all sorts of lovelies. Thanks CJ x

  3. Christmas morning by ourselves ahhh that would be nice! (Yeah, that was Mummy, obviously!) Me, I would like DS games, all the Barbie DVD's, all the Barbies I haven't yet got, some more Polly Pockets, books, chocolate, Haribo, the coin from the Christmas Pud, money, pink fluffy cushions, a sheepskin rug, a place in Rock Choir, a trolley dash round Toys R Us, a new party dress, new party shoes, Lelli Kelly boots..................................................................jewellery, theatre tickets, Lego, Playmobil vets set, perfume, chewing gum.......are you still listening because I can go on........Just saying...

  4. Actually Mummy, I love a girl who knows what she wants!

  5. Awwww another lovely post CB. Don't tell anyone, but I've also started xmas shopping and I am 50% done. We come from a big family, so I can't waste anytime! I would like a lovely pampering day, and a night out with the girlies. Amelia is now 9 and half months and I've not had a proper night out for ages!! My hubby is working xmas day morning, but we will have a lovely family afternoon together!! xxxx

    ps......exactly 3 months today, and santa will have eaten all the mince pies you left out and hopefully you got a massive big box!!xxx

  6. I *love* Christmas. I don't know what Owl wants, he said he'd update his Amazon wishlist. Season 7 of NCIS would probably go down well. Bat just wants to be allowed to wear her purple winter coat, which she keeps clutching hopefully but is way too thick for September. And I want a gazillion new art supplies.

    I make and sell jewellery online and at markets, and I must confess I've already started making Christmas cards and decorations as a bit of a sideline. I sold a beaded snowflake today!

  7. Well done, White Lily Mummy! That is impressive! Nice to be able to do it with time to think about it and not be hassled by the crowds.

    Gingembre. Mummy thinks Amazon wishlists for boys are a revelation :) I felt like Bat about last year's coat. You sound very artistic, I'm impressed!


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