Sunday, 16 December 2007

Dear Santa...................

I hate surprises!!!! They make me worry, and sweat and feel nauseous!!! I have to know exactly what I'm getting whether it's christmas or birthdays or any other present giving occasion and I am good at guessing aswell so people can rarely keep anything from me!!! How bad is that?????

This year I've been good though!!! Normally I peek, but I am sitting here in the spare room on the PC listening to christmas songs and I haven't gone near the present stash!! I'm actually very proud of myself as there's a large white box and a bag from a very fancy shoe shop in the room next to me but this year I AM NOT LOOKING!!!! My husband is even gone out so I am extra proud of myself for remaining strong and not venturing into the designated present area.

So here's what I know about this year

A Kenwood mixer - my husband and my mam are going together to get me this. I am currently using my mams mixer which is about 30 years old and the only maintenance it's ever had is for me to rewire the plug a couple of months ago. There is no earth wire in the plug either!!! Nice and safe so a new one is in order and I can't wait, it's arrived already in a GIANT box with a lovely blender attachment.

A rectangular tart tin - I ordered this myself from Kitchen Compliments as I wanted a particular size. It's lovely and shiny and I am planning on using it for a sausage and sage tart on Stephen's Day.


Le Creuset bean pots - I bought these myself in TK Maxx and they're the one in the pic in baby pink, SO cute!!! Perfect for individual stews

I don't really know about anything else and that makes me nervous. I will never tell anyone if I don't like anything they get me cos I might hurt their feelings even though every year people try to make me promise to tell them if I don't like what they've given me!!! I am very hard to buy for................... apparently..................maybe I'm just fussy!!!!

I am also hoping for a pasta maker and some beauty products from Origins and Decleor and a surprise!!!

So what are you all getting??? Please do share.................

8 comments:

Marian said...

I haven't a clue, my BF has something up his sleeve and wont even give me a clue, I know it was delivered by courrier but other than that, nada. I'm a bit nrevous of surprises too to be honest. My parents gave me money which I already spend on new jeans, a cardi, make-up and moisturiser and perfume.

I'd love a mixer - I want a red kitchen aid though - ah yes worktop bling!!

Scarlett said...

oooh, miss, aren't you just spoiled rotten! ;-)

I know I'm getting asewing machine from Santa Parents but I'm not supposed to know... aren't we just domestic goddesses or wha??!

Lyndar said...

Every year, I do up a great big list of little things that I'd like for Mam & Dad and my sis and Himself and then they pick and choose from it, so what I get is still a surprise but it's a "safe" one. It's not a flawless system though - on Christmas Day Mam will invariably say "Now, I got a bit adventurous with this one..." whereupon I break into a nervous sweat because I'm rubbish at pretending to like things ;)

Rachel said...

That's what I do to Lynnie, am always worried though when I know there's other stuff coming!!! Sweaty nervoue Tiptoe is not a happy person!!!

Megan said...

If I peek, does that jump me to Santas naughty list? I admit I accidentaly found one present. Its a carring case for my laptop. Other then that, I dont know. I asked for Dori Greenspans cookbook. I even sent my husband a link so we will see. I should of asked for a new KA mixer but my old Oster still has a few more miles. Merry Christmas!!!

Maz@styletreaty said...

Happy Christmas Rachel, have a good one!!!

lorraine@italianfoodies said...

Buon Natale Rachel!!!:)

Anne said...

Hi Ravishing Rachel,

Your lemon and lime tart sends shivers up my spine - there is no end to your culinary delights, which I have had the pleasure of many times. My crystal ball tell me a new exciting restaurant or cooky business may well be born in the future. Enjoy every finger licking moment precious one. Love u White Feather