All I want for Christmas is . . .
Essentially Jess started this whole Christmas list shenanigans and I was very excited when I was tagged by the very lovely Rita at the Crafty Expat to share my Christmas list this year. I thought it was so kind of her to think of me, so I got my thinking cap on and came up with a few little things I thought she could buy me….I was thinking MacBook Pro (for my blogging!), new camera, maybe some snazzy shoes to add to my collection, a garmin watch for my parkrun exploits, you know just a few small stocking fillers!
Then I re-read the instructions and you can imagine my disappointment upon realising that no, lovely as the Crafty one is, she was not offering to fulfil my Christmas dreams with a sack full of technical stuff I think I need but don’t really understand.
Still, once over my dismay I got to thinking about what I really would put on my wish list to the Big Man himself (not the Big G Man upstairs; the slightly smaller but still Big, C Man that only turns up at Christmas).
I thought and I ruminated and then I pondered some more and came up with. . . well not very much to be honest. Before you all roll your eyes thinking I am going to say I have everything I need right here and all that schmaltzy rubbish, (although it goes without saying that I do!) It is not that, it is just that I am always like this every year, I always think of things I would like when I see them throughout the year and probably by the start of November I have worked up quite the list in my head, but then by the time it comes to start making my thoughts public so people (by that I obviously mean Father C) can arrange for the elves to deliver my hearts desire, I can never actually remember what that must have item was, and it is usually December 26th when I suddenly remember what it was I had to have. Thank goodness for the boxing day sales!
I thought long and hard though and have managed to come up with a few things I would quite fancy if the bearded one deems me to have behaved appropriately during the year to deserve them so I will throw them out there and hope he hears.
1.In the absence of a MacBookIProMac or whatever they are called could I ask simply for a new brain. You will probably find it much easier to find one of those for me than the Ithing anyway. It’s more a new blogging brain. You see I started this blogging lark back in July before I moved Down Under and really haven’t got the foggiest idea what I am doing. So I would like a new technical blogging brain so that I can work out how to snazzy up my blog.
Failing that- a copy of Blogging for Dummies would do the job too!
2. I would love it if you could somehow help me to understand Aussie Parking signs to avoid paying out 3/4 of husbs salary on fines every month. It is really getting quite irritating, the consistency with which the Melbourne Parking Enforcers have been hounding me. I think it is getting personal now. So if you could see your way clear to either assist me in reading said signs, or failing that do away with parking restrictions completely anywhere in the city that would be great!
3. I mentioned it before, but the ability to click my fingers and be anywhere in the world would be a real help too Santa, I miss my family and loved ones very much and at this time of year especially, I would love to be able to have a big family Christmas together. It makes it all the more special when there are little kids now as well as it just makes the whole thing more magical and I think makes the adults get into the excitement of the whole build up and the special day so much more. So I am extra sad I can’t be there for that.
Maybe the ability to click my fingers to get home or somehow the ability to be with my family even though I am not. If this is a bit much for you as I know you are a busy man then a consistently working internet connection would be fabulous.
To be honest I don’t think I am asking too much but if for some reason you struggle to achieve these things then a tub of ferrero rocher and a Magic Mike DVD will do. I like the simple pleasures in life!
And the second best way is to tag others to share their Christmas List to Santa too!
Aroha @ colours of sunset
Ms George @ Life at the Coop
Katie @39 and counting
Amanda @ organic harmony
I would love to know your Christmas wishes this year! Ho Ho Ho etc