A guide what to buy your favourite Internet researcher, writer for Christmas and Birthday?
This is actually what I need, never enough. All, iPad, yes please, laptops (MBAir would be good for my shoulders), external hard drives for backing up especially that, see Western digital (either 750gb or 1tb). Livescribe pen and matching livescribe notebooks are also welcome for interviews and field work (not urgent as I can use my iPod nano voice recorder); though backing up is something mandatory and essential for me. I also need a good laptop stand and an external laptop keyboard with softer designed keys.
Notebooks, and primarily Moleskine, Moleskine and never enough of them. I got this autumn lovely Little prince and its ruled, this spring it was soft also ruled, I love plain Moleskine, because I can draw and write in any direction and way I want. Also - for 2012 I need Moleskine weekly 18 months diary (see my Wishlist) - small or big doesn’t matter. Pens, please! With Moleskine, a cool pen would go, for smoother scribble.
4. Clothes and other stuff
I wont be writing much here about it because as a woman the list can go on and on. On my WishList (and will probably stay there:) is La mer, an expensive eye cream but any other good one also are welcome, as alternative - L’OCCITANE en Provence products are welcomed as well. Good accessories anti- glare glasses for long writing hours. I suffer many times from the eye strain, my eyes know to be sore, and im looking for the solution while spending too much time in front of the laptop. Berocca (see wish list), as much as I can get; it is my energy minerals vitamins daily boost, not available in every EU country, please do send.
Now, since I entered the final year of my research and have plenty of mandatory PJ accessories, t-shirts, and whatnots (hoodies are always welcomed also for hiking/walk/run), I have a special item in the clothes section since its not accessible on Amazon or elsewhere online. Being a grown woman, by years my style have changed and now forming into modern classics and minimalism. Esp for everyday work. Hence that, I want from Santa a nice Charvet shirt that are only MTM (made to measure) and I want in a minimalistic, basic white, black, gray with navy stripes . Many may think Charvet (the video on what its all about for those not familiar) tailored only for men, but now they also make nice things for women, but that would require that you have to go to Paris and to the store where your measures would be taken. And get your shirt done, voila. It is one tricky clothes item, but it’s worthy. And is stylish in its simplicity and design, if you ask me.
Tickets for galleries, museums anywhere in the world. I love (re)discovering culture and art. A gift certificate for massage - as someone suggested at The Thesis Whisperer post, massages would do good, but for me spiritually are travel, and gallery/culture/art/architecture events, or just exploratory escapades with friends or partners.
Ok, this was my list for Christmas and Birthday, I cannot think of anything else now, as people and travel and new/old places are something essential to me. Of course, I do have my personal wishes in my mind and in my heart, and they are intimate and personal, but definitely I want to finish something this year and start with something wonderful in 2012. Maybe moving to a new country? Or start with giving birth to something else/a project/something new, or a new life maybe? Who knows….
What would you like to see for Christmas and New Year? I hope you have been good in 2011 and Santa may surprise you - have a great Christmas and Winter Holidays everyone!