I'm feeling properly festive now. Christmas had definitely arrived here. The whole house had been cleaned from top to bottom, a little problem of mine. I couldn't contemplate putting the decorations up until I have annihilated every little dust bunny which dares to bounce along the floorboards. Do any of you suffer from this affliction. It's the same when I'm going on holiday, I can't bear to leave a messy house behind. But enough about my obsessions.
Our Christmas decorations have been gathered year by year since Mr F and I first moved in together. They are a happy mish mash of gifts from family, some belonged to my granny, some we bought on honeymoon. Each with a special memory attached.
On honeymoon, we met a lovely lady who told us she had bought or made a new decoration each Christmas for her son as he grew up, so when he left home he had a ready made collection to take with him and build upon.
I thought it was a great tradition so each year I like to choose an ornament or decoration for each of our little ones. The fun is finding something a bit different. Last years were these lovely little china snowmen.
And finally, our Christmas tree.
Don't you think the tree doesn't look nearly as pretty in the daylight as it does at night when it's all lit up and sparkling. Maybe that's the magpie in me. I will try and get a decent night time picture but for now I am too impatient to wait.
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