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19th Dec 2015

Five Things On My Christmas Wish List (If I Won The Lotto)

Sharyn Hayden

Isn’t it funny how much you can change after you have kids? I used to have lists and lists of things that I would get for myself on the next pay cheque, or the one after that, ear-marking magazines and saving links to my phone.

Nowadays, I seem to only earmark the Smyths toys catalogue, and make lists of doctor’s appointments, or items for the groceries list on my phone.

And when thinking about gift guides, I genuinely have only had other people in mind this year – especially the kids, of course – so to come up with my own Wish List is really hard!

The only way I can do it is to go WAY over the top, and re-name it ‘My Very Own Christmas Wish List If We Win The Euro Millions’.

So here goes:

1. This Karen Millen Coat


I could only really justify spending that much on a coat if I accidentally won the lotto. I could get the butler to pop it on over my delicate shoulders every morning..

2. A Business class flight to Dubai on New Year’s Eve


Because A) it’s my brother’s 30th birthday over there and B) I’ve never flown First Class and I think I would ROCK IT.

3. For someone to hire Kevin McLoud from Grand Designs


We are starting a house extension in January and the impending sense of doom with the builders and the uprooting of the kids and the inevitable rows with the other half, are creeping up my back. Kevin would keep us on the straight and narrow, wouldn’t he? We’d just need his services for about three months, or until we’re sure we don’t need to sue anyone, thanks.

4. A custom-made, one-of-a-kind Valentino wedding dress


For the love of all that is good and holy, could someone please get that man out of retirement to put together a l’il wedding dress for me for next year’s nuptials? Couldn’t cost that much, could it?!

5. Dinner at The Ivy in London, complete with weekend babysitter. 


For all of you tired, emotional and Christmas-addled parents out there, we would be happy to take that one for the team. You. Are. Welcome.

What’s on your Christmas wish list? Let us know in the comments!