A little birdy tells me it’s my birthday next week. When I was a little girl I would make a very elaborate list, using my very best Derwents of course, in the weeks leading up to that day in October. I would very proudly stick it to the family fridge: ‘Things To Consider Buying Emma For Her Birthday’. Subtle as a sledgehammer. Twenty years later subtlety seems to still be eluding me, so here is a comprehensive list of things I would like for my birthday – you know, if you were at all considering buying me a gift (or if you’re a family member or *ahem* a husband, who reads this blog)…
Watch – Matt bought me a watch years and years ago when we were at uni…it’s a little dated and I’ve stopped wearing it. I’d love a new and improved version.
Chopping board – I’ve been pestering Matt for literally years that I would like a pig. He says no, always with the no. Hmph. A piggy chopping board would suffice whilst I dream about porky goodness.
Sequin skirt – There’s a few weddings and events popping up on the calendar, and no doubt Christmas shindigs in the downhill slide into merriment. A glittery skirt should come and live in my wardrobe.
Saltwaters – My main reason for not owning a pair of Saltwater sandals is I can’t decide on a colour. What are your thoughts on gold? I’m scared! It’s a big commitment.
Fabric – One sure fire way to my heart is with fabric, any pretty fabric really but something Liberty would score you serious brownie points. Just saying.
Wallet – I used to have a bright pink wallet, I decided I should ‘grow up’ and get a plain black one. Classy and simple. Now I’m back on the coloured bandwagon as the simple black one is looking more scuffed and falling apart than classy.
Chair – Before we even moved into the farmhouse at ‘Carlton’ I was dreaming of a rattan armchair on the front verandah. Six months later I am still oogling this one from IKEA.
Basket – I think I would be the last country-style-loving-farmers-wife in Australia to not own one of these. Every time I come in the back door and look at the coat rack I see an imaginary French market basket.
Yarn – Like fabric, it’s the way to my heart. This one I’ve had my eye on for awhile. Mmmm delicious yarn…
Saucepan – I need a little pouring saucepan for making sauces and the like. If you want butterscotch sauce with your sticky dates or gravy with your roast, you’ll get me this. No pressure.
Got anything on your wish list?
When’s your birthday?
Are you as subtle as
six twenty-six year old me?