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A Birthday / Mother’s Day Wish List

It’s my birthday on Saturday (40!) and, rather conveniently, Sunday is Mother’s Day. So that means that this coming weekend will be one of celebration and relaxation. I cannot wait!

Mother’s Day, to me, isn’t normally one of flowers and gifts. My idea of a perfect Mother’s Day is a lie-in, cuddles with my husband and the kids, a long hot soak in the bath, and having dinner cooked for me. 

Both R and myself are terrible at buying things for ourselves – we would much rather spend our money on the kiddies. I have been thinking, however, that as I’m turning 40, there are a few things I would like to treat myself to over the coming months. This is my Birthday / Mother’s Day wish list to myself.

Fashion & Beauty Wishlist

  1. LIZAWoven Tunic from Joules – I saw Julia from Rainbeaubelle wearing this in a post recently, and I thought she looked beautiful in it.
  2. Touche Eclat – I’m on the hunt to find the perfect product to cover my dark circles and under eye bags. I have heard that this is meant to be the Holy Grail of concealers and complexion highlighters.
  3. Mother Sweatshirt from Selfish Mother – I have coveted this sweatshirt for months, and the fact that all of the profits from each sale goes to the Women for Women charity makes me love it all the more.  I am also loving the Winging It sweatshirt too!
  4. Everyday Knitted Tunic Dress from Boden – I need this in my life. That is all. 


For the Home - Wishlist


  1. TRILLO Grey Embroidered Cushion from Habitat – I’m a contrary creature at times. I don’t like the whole yellow & grey combination that seems to be popular at the moment. But I do like this grey & yellow cushion. A lot. Go figure.
  2. Dylan Check Steel Throw from Laura Ashley – There’s nothing I like more than curling up on the sofa with a good book, and a throw over my legs. This would be the perfect throw for that.
  3. Blue Hen & Border Mug from Emma Bridgewater – I love Emma Bridgewater, and keep dropping hints to that effect to my loved ones. Those hints appear to have fallen on deaf ears though, so I guess I shall have to buy this for myself.
  4.  Alice in Wonderland ‘Bonkers’ print from Not On The High Street – I love Not On The High Street. I could spend hours browsing that site! This print would be perfect in our house – who doesn’t love a bit of Alice in Wonderland?!! 

What do you think of my choices? If you could put together a birthday or mother’s day wishlist of things you would like to treat yourself to, what would you include? I’d love to know, so why not drop a comment in the box below! xxx




  1. 1st March 2016 / 7:11 am

    Great choices Catherine. I love that mug – the colours and the style of it. Get yourself some Touche Eclat. I used to treat myself to it when I was working and I think I will again when I go back later this year. It is brilliant. Really gives your skin a lift.
    I am awful at buying stuff for myself or even going to the beautician or hairdresser. Every now and again I think of things but never note them down. Then when I do get a bit of time or money or both, I can never think what to spend it on.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Catherine
      2nd March 2016 / 6:46 am

      I’m exactly the same Fionnuala! I feel so guilty treating myself. I haven’t had my hair cut at the hairdressers for over 2 years – I do it myself. Xxx

  2. Fran Back With A Bump
    1st March 2016 / 7:11 am

    I love that Mother sweatshirt too and I’m not a sweatshirt person really. The Alice in Wonderland print is fab!!

    • Catherine
      2nd March 2016 / 6:47 am

      I’m not a sweatshirt person either, but I ❤ the Selfish Mother one. Must have it in my life! Xxx

  3. 1st March 2016 / 11:27 am

    Happy birthday for this weekend. Loving your choice of gifts. Am on the look out for a stipey top too, #twinklytuesdays

    • Catherine
      2nd March 2016 / 6:48 am

      You can’t go wrong with a stripy top!xxx

    • Catherine
      2nd March 2016 / 6:48 am

      It looks so snuggly, doesn’t it! Xxx

  4. 1st March 2016 / 8:48 pm

    That is it! I’m off to buy a selfish mother tee…I have seen two post with them now! I hope you get one lovely and have a happy birthday and mother’s day xx #twinklytuesday x

    • Catherine
      2nd March 2016 / 6:49 am

      Thanks so much Sarah. You absolutely must buy yourself a Selfish Mother tee! I think you would look fab in it! Xxx

  5. 2nd March 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Great choices! I love not on the high street too, I really can get lost on that site for hours – in fact, I did earlier today while shopping for a Mother’s day present for my Mum! Happy Birthday for Sunday. x

    • Catherine
      4th March 2016 / 7:10 am

      Not on the High Street is a dangerous site. I can’t go on it for just five minutes – I can easily while away an hour or two on there! Xxx

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