Nearly every year since I started this blog way back in 2011 I try to do a Christmas and birthday wishlist, sadly last year I was unable to do either of them but this year I’m back with them and I hope you find some of the things on my wishlist helpful. Especially if you suffer from endometriosis or a chronic illness and while I didn’t sit down and come up with things specifically for endo or chronic illness sufferers most of these items relate. But not all of them because it is my own wishlist.
My love of skincare and make-up might actually be a secret here but if you know me in real life you know how much they mean to me and how much I love them. Sadly, I fall in and out of love with them very quickly due to how much time I spend being ill and in pain but I always come back to them and this face mask has been on my wishlist for quite some time but I’ve sadly not been to a Lush store in a while
Cosy hot water bottle
I think my name should really be “the hot water bottle killer”. Because I’m on my third hot water bottle this year. They just don’t survive the amount of use I put them through and I need yet another one because my last one sprung a leak. Which is usually what they do and I end up with a wet bed and a husband thinking it was me, not the hot water bottle!
Penguin pin and Cushion
Another possible not known fact about me is, well I love penguins! This summer I found and fell in love with Sian Shrimp Design. Sian has the cutest penguin pin that’s been on my wishlist for quite a while now and most recently Sian has entered a cushion competition with Ohh Deer and put some of her penguin designs on cushions and you can buy them too and quite frankly I would love to have any of them because they’re all so lovely.
P.S. You can find more about Sian’s work over on her Instagram account and she’s quite fun to follow.
I spend a lot of time in the bath as the water and pressure greatly help with all my abdominal pains. I can spend as long as several hours in the bath but sadly I don’t have a good place to put my iPad so I can read or watch a film while I’m in there or hold my glass of water. I’d love something like this, this or this.
Another item that’s been on my wishlist for years. My love for Elizabeth and Darcy knows no bounds and I’d love for this print to hang in our home.
Harry Potter Quote Print
This Harry Potter quote connects to me so much because of my continued battle with my mental and physical health.
Hairy Bikers Dieters Books
I fell in love with the Hairy Bikers way back in the day when my Dad was still alive but don’t own any of their cookbooks. While I was staying with my Mum and Step-Dad earlier this year I found their dieter TV series and loved it. So I’d quite like to get my hands on their dieter cookbooks. How to love food and lose weight, Good eating, Love food, lose weight and keep it off for good and Go veggie.
Fiona Humberstone Branding Books
For my ‘day job’ I’m a virtual assistant and this year I’ve really gotten into branding and design and think I’d really enjoy both Fiona’s branding books, How to style your brand and Branding Brilliance. They’ve had some really good reviews too.
I have a YouTube channel but my camera is rather old but I’m happy with it for now but that means my memory card is old too and sadly I can’t record for very long with the one I have. I’m looking at either a 16gb or 32gb card.
These aren’t as high on my wishlist but they’re things I still really like. This anchor print with our names Ally and Ryan and our wedding date 23/10/15 on it. Amethyst is my birthstone and also one of my favourite crystals so I especially love this amethyst bullet necklace. Who doesn’t like Up? This print is so pretty and colourful and well we move so frequently that I feel we really need a house with balloons so moving would be easier every time.