A Birthday Wishlist For My 19th Birthday.

Update: I have amended the last paragraph since publication.
At the end of the month, nearly, I will be nineteen. (And, to be honest, I am slightly freaking out. Next year I will be twenty! TWENTY!) In a departure from the slightly intense posts of late, I thought that I would share my birthday wishlist. Generally speaking, these are things that would be useful to me in terms of career. However, this post is frivolous; it’s not like I’m requesting the lot, or think I’m entitled to it.

Moleskine notebook

I love jotters. And I have a notebook with me at all times, because if I don’t write it down, it doesn’t exist. A moleskine notebook-large, ruled, hard back-is a dream piece of stationery. (Adding my initials to a bottom corner would also be wonderful.) And.. it’s blue!


My current Filofax is a bit battered, mawkish, etc. But I love this Fuschia Filofax (personal size). A Tube map, sticky post it notes, and envelope would also be lovely.

Books/other media.

Books are my life. If I could not read, I don’t know where I would be now… I love books, that’s the only thing to it. I would love to read Do I Make Myself Clear? By Sir Harold Evans. I have a list of books that I really would like to read if anyone is interested…
I would also love a newspaper subscription. (But the thing is, I can’t choose on one paper-it seems a form of favouritism.)

ASOS shoes

Sometimes I’m tired of the way I look; the slouchy bags, the dresses, the geeky shoes. Lets change that! I love these shoes from ASOS; they look comfortable, exactly what I need for walking round all day.

Business cards

It would be more professional to hand over at events.


After interviewing Sir Harold Evans, I have recognised the need for a decent Dictaphone. My iPhone can’t pick everything up, and the audio quality was not great. A cheap, portable dictaphone would be a wonderful asset.

A friend

Pretty self explanatory, this one..

The thing is; I love Twitter, I love Instagram. I adore receiving letters from pen pals. I also look forward to seeing my classmates twice a week. I just wish that I had somebody that I could go out with-on outings, not in *that* way-like how college use to be, when I saw people daily.

What would you like for your birthday?

Lydia x



  1. Lisa's Notebook
    March 5, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Nineteen. NINETEEN. OK, I am officially a wizened old crone! I love your wishlist, there are some really cool things on here. If you’re stuck for a newspaper subscription why don’t you go for a three month trial of The Week? It’s a compilation of the weeks’ news from the UK and foreign newspapers and it’s really good. Also has book reviews, theatre reviews, all sorts. It might be useful, as well as right up your street? BTW, I’m too big to gift wrap but I hope you consider me a friend! 🙂 xxx

  2. March 5, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Ooh, as soon as I saw ‘Moleskin Notebook’ and ‘Filofax’ I knew I would like this post! Stationery is just the best, isn’t it? As for those business cards, if you need any designing or printing- it’s what I do for a living- you know where to find me!
    Bisous, Faz

  3. March 5, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I love the variation in the products you’re wanting. My birthday isn’t until July so I can’t say my list has anything on it yet. I hope you get all the things you’re wanting x

  4. March 5, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    I love notebooks – and shoes! Can never get enough of either hahaha

    • March 7, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      I love shoes too! I have had 60 pairs of brand names shoes at a time! I wear a size 3 in children’s shoes so they are more reasonably price!

  5. A Cup of Wonderland
    March 5, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Happy Birthday for later in the month! I hope you get everyone on your list, dictaphone are great especially if you need it for recording classes or interviewing people!

  6. March 5, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    I’m your blogger/journalism enthusiast friend, so that’s one sorted! 😀

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