I'm not one of those people that gets freaked out about getting old not much but I am aware that I am now fast approaching the final year of my twenties.
But instead of indulging in some semi-pseudo-philosophising about my nearly-expired youth [SOB!] (as in 'cry', not the abbreviation for... well, you know) I'm going to dedicate two posts to my birthday list.
One fantasy and one real.
Now, I don't really come from a birthday-listy-type family.
I mean, I love, LOVE, lists, but I've never done the birthday list thing.
DPB, however, is all over the list thing.
Compiling a list for one's birthday, though, is actually quite a challenge - how much is too much? Will you look greedy if you ask for something that's over, say, £20? £30? £50?
UGH. The PRESSURE of being FORCED to choose one's own presents.
In my family it's more of a you-get-what-I'm-giving-you sort of deal. This may or may not include stuff (mainly books) from charity shops, which, actually, I really don't mind.
Also, I collect vintage teacups you know, for that house that I DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE and charity shops are fertile hunting grounds for those kind of things.
Anyway, that all has nothing to do with lists.
So, today I will start with the extravagant, fantasy list.
Next time I will be keeping it real.
By the way, I realise when I say extravagant I mean 'extravagant for ME'. I'm HOPELESS at playing the 'if you had a zillion pounds what would you spend it on?' game - my first response is always 'a new wing mirror for my car'.
Sad but true.
Still, I think these would all qualify as respectable 'fantasy' presents.
|Cartier Trinity Ring|
|Kim Poor Cuff|
|Monica Vinader Earrings|
|Jaeger Olympia Bag|
|Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo Bag|
|French Sole Ballet Flats|
Actually, I already own these but they're looking a little threadbare...
|Smythson Travel Clutch|
Also, less glamorous and far more in keeping with my actual lifestyle (but still way out of reach), there are these:
|Aigle Parcours Wellies|
Er, I did actually ask for these, but at approximately £100 a pop for wellies that will soon be COVERED in sh... I feel I may not be getting them
|Yes, again this is not glamourous, but it is warm and about as stylish as I get when I'm in my natural habitat.|
|Pikeur Julienne Breeches.|
That'll be shining bright...
What I actually asked for.
Can anyone guess?