Monday, 29 June 2015

My birthday wishlist...,

OK, this is a shameless post alert so brace yourselves! 

I am a girl with simple needs and don't really spend much money on myself. This is mainly because I need to watch the pennies as our wages never seem to last long, but if I am honest with myself there is another reason. Over the last few years I haven't wanted much of a fuss on my birthday as I feel like I'm not worth the expense, and this is not just down to finances, but also down to my low self esteem.

This year is different. I am putting some of my ghosts to bed and generally feeling better about myself. I work hard for my family, and I have finally decided that I would like to be spoiled on this years birthday. This time next week I will be 37 and I am looking forward to celebrating being another year older with my friends and family. 

I have been having a little bit of fun today, thinking about what my ultimate birthday wish list would be. I am not saying for a minute that I would actually get any of these items but it does you good to have a wishlist, as I can always save towards the items I really want. So here is my ultimate birthday wishlist.

1. A brand spanking new Panasonic 4K TV . Those people who say size doesn't matter are talking rubbish. Well when it comes to TV's they are. A lovely new 65 inch Smart Full HD TV would be a wonderful addition to my life. It would mean I can catch up on all my favourite films- did I mention that I am a bit of a film buff!- in wonderfully high resolution and on a super sized screen. Sounds like heaven to me

2. Tickets to the Madness night at Chepstow Races. I was lucky enough to win tickets to see Madness earlier in the year in Cardiff and they were amazing. A night at the races, in my posh frock, all finished off with a Madness gig sounds like absolute heaven

3.  A nice new handbag like this one.  My current handbag for work is definitely past its best so it would be great to get a nice new one.

4. A Fitbit . One of my aims this year was to get healthier. Although I have lost weight, I really want to motivate myself to walk more as I spend most of the day at a desk. My boss has one of these and it has done wonders for her motivation so would love to try one too. 

5. A photo book. I have always regretted not getting a photo book of my son done. I did a couple for my daughter when she was a baby, but time and money have been against me when it came to my son. It would be lovely to have a keepsake of his early years for me to look back on. 

Anyway, that's it for my wish list. The items aren't cheap but a girl deserves to be spoilt once in awhile....right?


  1. Seems a very reasonable list Esther. I'd throw in a spa day (for health related relaxation) and a pound or two of chocolate for good measure x

  2. I hope you have a great birthday! You've chosen some lovely things, and most of them will not break the bank either so I hope your family and friends read your blog and want to help make you smile!

    Laura x

  3. I hope you have a fab birthday and get some of those things on your list, madness would be great to see!

    Kirsty xx

  4. I love Cath Kidston :) Hope you get all you wish for and your lovely hubby buys you that TV! Happy Birthday lovely xxx

  5. Hope the birthday fairies are reading and you get some of what is on your wish list. I should have written one myself. It was my birthday last week.... and I got a paddling pool!!! My children were thrilled! x


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