Monday 18 July 2011

Same old shape with the brand new sound.

Oh my gosh, you guys, it is my birthday next week! I’m so excited. I am a complete child about my birthday – I go on about it for around six months leading up to the event, and then when it arrives I’m so enthusiastic I normally plan around four separate dos to celebrate it.

I’m also a firm believer in the concept of Birthday Week, and as I have a weekend of fun stuff coming up, I’ve decided that my birthday is actually starting this weekend, and running all the way through to next weekend. Well. Basically until someone sits me down and says to me, ‘Sarah. Your birthday was in July. It is now Christmas. You need to let it go.’ (NEVER!)

Anyway, I’m planning a bit of a special feature next week to celebrate Birthday Week – more on that soon, but trust me, you’ll like it – but in the meantime, I thought I’d share the things that I’m hoping to find in my Birthday Stocking next week (I don’t actually have a stocking. I totally SHOULD, though…)

I’ve wanted one of these for ages but they are so expensive to buy new! I keep watching them on eBay though. They’re like Polaroids, awesome huh?

I have yet to make a successful macaron, but this book is so beautiful, it doesn’t matter all that much. You can just look at it.

My friend Russell is an amazing photographer, but he actually has the same camera as me, so I can’t use that
as an excuse. He was raving about the 35mm lens though, so it’s on my list. *sends helpful links to parents*

I have major girlcrushes on Caitlin Moran, Tina Fey and Grace Dent, so have high hopes for their books.

Mine are so close to dying, and ever since Emma featured her loose curls tutorial, I’ve wanted a cone wand.

Love the idea of an Alice In Wonderland-inspired crafty book.


Well. Obviously.

What are you coveting right now?


  1. oh my gosh, it's come round so quickly! Could you send me your address lady, want to send you a little treat xx

  2. The 35mm lens looks like a beauty! I have a Nikon so i think i'm going to look in to this more. want want want! x

  3. I would love the Fuji Instax Camera too! Looks amazing!
    Hope you have a fantastic birthday week and get EVERYTHING on your wishlist. x

  4. Eee I, too, get really over-excited about my birthday, glad I'm not alone!
    You've chosen some amazing stuff that you want, I've heard only good things about Caitlin Moran's book, I really want to read! And those dresses are all so pretty! xx
    Sirens and Bells

  5. Bah, beautiful dresses! I want an instax too - still debating between the mini and the 210 though :/ I hope you get everything you want for your birthday and more!

  6. Haha I love your idea of Birthday week! I totally do that too! Why not milk it, eh? x

  7. I always have a birthday week. Why have just one day?

    And I think the world needs Birthday stockings. I hope this happens for you.

  8. Happy birthday week to you, my birthday is tomorrow and i hope some of your excitment rubs off on me!

  9. Im glad I'm not alone, I always manage to drag my birthday out over a week haha. I saw the Everything Alice book advertised in one of my magazines and it is on my lists of books I NEED to own!xx

  10. I've been dying for an instax camera for ages! & all the dresses are gorgeous.. Hope you get what you're wishing for!


  11. ooh! those dresses are so pretty! and Birthday Stockings = FTW :)

  12. birthday stockings are SUCH a great idea, I think you need to market them! Caitlin Moran's book is amazing, I've also just took the Tina Fey book out of the library.

  13. I SERIOUSLY want an instax! Polaroids are just too damn expensive ohmyGAH!

  14. I love the first dress on the second row! <3 Oh goodness, it is like a dream!

    Lost in the Haze

  15. Love that first dress - actually went to see it in my local DP, but sadly they don't have it. Boo! Oasis have some lovely frocks in just now.

    Highly recommend the Cailin Moran book, but wasn't quite so sold on Grace Dent's. Maybe because I'm new to Twitter I just didn't get it.

  16. I love this post! I completely agree with the attitude towards should be at least for a week, and as many pressies and love and stuff as possible. I must say you've got excellent taste, I'd be happy to receive similar presents for my own birthday...but then as your birthday is about three weeks before mine, maybe the being Leos is what makes us like the limelight birthdays bring!


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