I’ve been asked by Andy to give you my Christmas wish list for 2014 – and as it doesn’t have anything to do with books, it’s a bit of a weird one! Nevertheless, I’m throwing in my lot with all of our wonderful authors, who are producing loads of lovely extra blog content for advent, and doing my little bit for publicity in the run up to Christmas. So here we go!
It may not look like much, but I’ve wanted this little teapot, with it’s scandi-inspired design, for aaaaaages. Somehow, though, I can never seem to justify spending £35 on it. But that is what Christmas wish lists are for, don’t you think? To find things you can’t get for yourself but really covet?
The next on my list is a tartan check scarf, because frankly I’m fed up with my penchant for buying boring old blue. This little beauty is £16 from ASOS and looks so cosy it could almost be a blanket. Awesome.
The third on my list is this beautiful vintage-style Kenwood K-mix toaster and kettle set in almond. When I re-did my kitchen at the beginning of next year, I was going for a contemporary country theme . . . and then I bought a very modern red kettle and toaster. It’s time to rectify this mistake.
A slightly off-the-cuff thing on my Christmas wish list: Proskins Slim Leggings. Now, I do a fair amount of exercise and if there’s anything that can enhance the results of that a little bit, be it an app or a pair of leggings, I’m taking it. I’ve looked at hundreds (okay maybe an overstatement, but it’s definitely a lot) of reviews for compressionwear and these come out on top. £45 from many good retailers online.
And finally, the fifth thing on my Christmas wish list is, of course: Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD (and if I may sneak in an extra one, I totally want the soundtrack, too). Yes, this is an awesome piece of silly fun and I’d love it in my stocking this Christmas – Santa, you listening? You can get it online for around £14.
So that’s it from me! Happy shopping everyone – and merry Christmas ;).