Boom! Just like that we’re right smack-dab in the middle of Christmas again! Who knows where the rest of the year went, whizzing by as it has in a blur of unusually clement weather, but soon we’ll be singing in the dawn of 2014. Scary stuff.
Before all that Hogmanay and Auld Lang Syne though, we have the little matter of Christmas! So, get the wine mulling, polish those puddings and put your feet up as we take you through our very own Christmas lists!
Long time readers may remember that way back when this blog started last December, we asked a few of our team members to tell us what they’re hoping to find under their tree this year. As with last year, we’ve asked everyone to name one thing they think they’re getting (it depends if they’ve been naughty or nice after all) and one that would be on their wish list in a perfect world.
So, without further ado we bring you part 1 of this year’s Benfield Christmas Lists. Be sure to come back next Wednesday for part 2 and let us know what you’re ideal gifts would be in the comments!
Laura Jamieson – Digital Marketing Executive
What I’m getting – After humming and harring for a couple of years, I have eventually decided on a lovely new wax Barbour jacket, ideal for the cold winter days and wintery walks with my wellies. Fingers crossed I get it!
What’s on my wish list – I would love a trip to NYC! Although I’ve been before I’d love to go back around Christmas, ice skate in Central Park and see the giant Christmas tree at the Rockefeller centre! Maybe one day, eh?!
Darrin Smith – Senior Marketing Executive
What I’m getting – I’ve had a pretty rough year so I’m hoping I’ll be treated to a timeless Harris Tweed jacket from Santa. Surely Santa will find the time to send a couple of his elves off to the Outer Hebrides to do some weaving?
What’s on my wish list – If money were no object I think I’d opt for a lovely restored Lambretta Li 150. A design classic. Vroom!
Kristina Ferguson – Digital Marketing Executive
What I’m getting – This year I’m after a pair of all black Ugg Boots. I think it’s time to own a real pair instead of Primark specials!
What’s on my wish list – I would love to have my own luxury yacht, preferably based somewhere hot like in the Bahamas! You have to dream big and this is a wish list so anything is possible after all!
Eva Butler – Data Team Administrator
What I’m getting – The present that I am getting for Christmas is a great hair dryer from boots from my parents.
What’s on my wish list – This year I would love to get a laptop as I constantly have to share the families and I have wanted one for a long time but haven’t been able to afford it. If I could somehow get both of these things that would be great and I would have everything I want!
Jennifer Turnbull – Central Telephonist
What I’m getting – I really don’t have a lot on my Christmas list this year but I’ve been a really good girl so I would love to take my little boy away for the weekend camping (for his first camping trip) to remind me of happy childhood memories.
What’s on my wish list – I have also been dreaming of a trip to see the Northern Lights. I’ve always wanted to go and it would really be an extra special gift for Christmas.