I Don't Want A Lot For Christmas….

‘Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection’ – Pindar
With the festive season fast approaching, it appears that I may actually be the girl who has everything because it has taken me a lifetime to come up with any kind of wish list , it’s just not the same without the back of an Argos catalog to flip through!
I have, however managed to come up with a few bits and bobs that I’ve asked Santa Claus (and a couple he’s delivered early due to the elves needing to know what exact size to make!)

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Hybrid Hyde Mesh Panel Contrast Dress Oxblood available from ASOS or Lovarni


Karrimor 3 in 1 Waterproof Jacket Ladies from Sports Direct. This is the only other thing pre-bought, again for sizing reasons and and for mine and the hubby’s trip to Iceland in March. Considering the average temperature over there is about 1 degree Celsius, i figured i would need a good waterproof jacket to keep me warm and toasty on those glaciers!
Some other goodies i’m hoping might make their way into my stocking…

10177860 Fearne Cotton Make up Brushes

Pleasures Estée Lauder for women EDP 100ml

Estee Lauder – Pleasures perfume

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Benefit Sugarbomb face powder


Black Faux Fur Collarless Jacket from New Look (which i now notice is sold out so her’s hoping Santa snapped one up!)

Present porn aside, i very much understand that probably the last thing Christmas is about is about what presents you get. I’ve attended a funeral over 3 of the 4 last Christmas periods and am humbly aware that there are people who aren’t even thinking about what goodies they might receive like i am, they’re dreading the thought of spending what should be such a happy time with someone missing.

So when i say i don’t want  a lot for Christmas this year, I truly mean that, what i’m looking forward to most is some time off work, and spending the day eating and drinking with the people i love the most, because if I’ve learnt anything recently its that you have to cherish these family moments because you never know what’s lurking around the corner.


  1. angelauk January 4, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Your final words are very meaningful for me as we buried our wonderful Mum on Christmas Eve. Luckily every major holiday, Christmas, Easter etc I always approach as it could well be the last we are all together. So when everyone moans about all the photos I take I continue to do so, thankfully, as I have many beautiful pics of my Mum to cherish now.
    This Christmas, for the first time ever, my daughter and her fiance held Christmas at their house as it would have been too painful to have it at my sister’s, as Mum lived with her, and always prepared an amazing day for us all. What made our Christmas day bearable, and even fun in parts, was not the presents we bought and received, but my new granddaughter. She made us all laugh and smile a lot, so it is definitely people that make Christmas and not things. However I hope Santa brought you some of the lovely things on your wish list.
    Angela xx

    • honestlyhelen January 4, 2015 / 11:35 am

      Hi Angela, thanks so much for your lovely comment and i’m so sorry for your loss. At least you’ve still been able to take some fun from what is undoubtedly a hard situation and i think that’s incredibly strong. All the best to you and your family for the coming year! xx

      • angelauk January 5, 2015 / 1:04 am

        Thank you so much. A new baby makes us believe life can go on at times when we think it just can’t I find xx

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