things you do when you're overworked and overtired; wish for christmas. the lights are being hung up in the streets, waiting to be lit, the adverts have started (and yes, i cried at the john lewis one), the decorations are being unearthed and you can't walk into a shop without being bombarded by mince pies. i've got christmas pyjamas waiting to be worn & a christmas candle waiting to be burnt, and it's exceedingly difficult waiting eight more sleeps for december to arrive to get started. of course, the temptation is to hang fairy lights in my bedroom and watch jack frost and pretend it's christmas now, but then that will ruin the fun of actually doing it when the time comes, warm in the knowledge you're not the only one.
this year i'm wishing for animal jumpers & skater skirts, with star shaped earrings and a cambridge leather satchel. for snuggly toes and glittery nails and mittens to brave the scottish winds. for heavy green leggings to be tucked into riding boots, and pretty dresses to wear to the pub, and a camera to make videos and a whole plethora of things beside. but what i really want most of all is to be able to fly home for christmas - it can snow all it wants after december the 15th, but please please please not before. please please please. please.