Six for Sunday: All I want for Christmas

#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices.

This month’s theme is It’s the most wonderful time of the year! and this week the prompt is All I want for Christmas

My family will tell you I’m the worst person to ask this, my wishlist to share for this at Christmas and birthdays is actually titled I Hate Making Lists for me.

I think part of it is self worth and imposter syndrome, I’m awful about stating what I want and I still hold a few hang ups about gifting and being worth it from mean girls in my life.

But I don’t think this is a Santa Baby style list….

Botanical Folktales of Britain & Ireland – Lisa Schneidau

Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland

If you’ve read many of my reviews you may know I have a love for mythology, folk and fairy tales and these are all stories that relate to plants, flowers, trees and such, which I think is a really interesting concept .

Howl’s Moving Castle – Studio Ghibli on Blu-ray

Howl’s Moving Castle

I got the book last year, I’ve seen the film before and adored it and after the girls thoroughly enjoying the audiobook I want the film to add to our studio ghibli collection.

Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.5mm Gel Pens THE BIG PACK

SLIGHTLY obsessed with pens!!! I particularly like ultra fine tips as they make my writing look nice but they aren’t as easy to get hold of in the UK- japan does these pens well!!

Ok now the soppy bits:

Healthy Happy girls.

My girls have never really known a life without hospitals and blood tests and 2019 was probably the hardest year so far with a huge day in hospital and lots of needles test for Littlefae back in January and redoing their immunisations course over the summer thanks to an immunology referral has left them both wobbly about needles and blood tests.

But now we are in a better place, discharges from everything except Endocrine & Tinyfae’s hips and they are doing really really well there too. They will no doubt need medication for life to help their thyroid condition but as long as they get that I hope they continue on their recovery. Little, but Fierce.

Hope and Kindness in 2020

At this point in time there is little that me as one person can do to bring kindness and hope except prepare for the worst, make kind choices and try to be the best and supportive person I can be to those who have less and an ally to those who are attacked by others prejudices.

Though thanks to social media I know I’m not alone in hoping for better and kinder choices, but I suppose it doesn’t hurt to perhaps hope a legion of ghosts do a huge scale Christmas Carol style intervention up and down the UK on Tuesday night.

Continued Creative time for me

Blogging has been huge lift for me and a wonderful way to channel some of my personality and intellect into something tangible, even if it it only gets a few dozen views and I’m shouting into the void.

It has made me feel like my words and thoughts matter again even if just for brief moments of inspiring someone to pick up a book, or feel seen that I share an opinion with them about a book or even the author if they read my review feels a little moment of joy that I enjoyed their book.

I’ve met so many wonderful people through blogging and book twitter and I hope that this continues in 2020. And perhaps even if just for me or maybe the girls, I feel brave enough to let the stories out of my head too.

What do you want for Christmas?

13 thoughts on “Six for Sunday: All I want for Christmas

  1. Aw, such a lovely post! LOVING the idea of a Christmas Carol style ghost uprising 😂😂 We can but hope (and quire honestly it feels stranger things have happened recently!)

    I’m so glad things for the girls seem to be looking up. They are so strong with all they’ve been through, as are you for seeing them through it. Wishing you all ALL the health and happiness in 2020!

    And that folk tales book looks ace too!

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    1. Thank you so much, it was a lovely high on Thursday to come out of their last hospital visit of the year knowing there is NOTHING until May-June and hinted no more big tests for a good few years yet. I feel so much lighter for it.
      And yes I’ve had to watch Muppets Christmas Carol a few times and thought the attitudes in the first section are a little familiar!!
      Wishing you and your family all the best of health, happiness and prosperity in 2020 💜

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  2. What a gorgeous heartfelt post! I’m so glad your girls are going to get a break from hospital and appointments- it must be such a relief. Wishing you and your family a wonderful peaceful and relaxing Christmas. 🎄💚

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    1. Thank you Mary, it’s a huge relief, this year has been immensely stressful and to know we could go home straight after the appointment with no ‘plans’ other than 6 month follow up was so satisfying!
      Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 💜

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  3. I love Howl’s Moving Castle😁😁, I saw the animation by Studio Ghibli years ago and have loved it ever since although I haven’t read the book yet.

    What a wonderful post to read and I wish you and your whole family a happy Christmas and New year ❤️☺️. Hospital visits are a horrible thing to go through all the time☹️ but it’s good to hear that your girls are doing better and you can all enjoy Christmas ❤️. Have a lovely week and happy Christmas and New year!!! 🎄🎄☺️☺️❤️

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  4. I really want to read some Diana Wynne Jones in 2020, I’m thinking of starting with the Tale of Time City but Howl’s Moving Castle is very high up on my list as well! I should really watch the film as well. And I’m also obsessed with fine tip pens!
    Hope you and the fae have a wonderful Christmas 💜💜💜
    Amy x

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