…With boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la!
Christmas has arrived and so has the excitement.
The tree is up, the kids are turning into little monsters in front of our eyes and the house is ‘a-glow’ with fairy lights…Christmas has finally found us!
We spent Sunday decorating our house and choosing a tree (this takes me some time as I search for the ‘perfect’ shape). Sounds like bliss? It wasn’t. After a lovely trip to see the reindeer at Cotley Farm, we chose our tree (which is perfectly formed!) and headed home blaring Christmas tunes at the top of our lungs.
Once home, the erecting of the tree went smoothly (well done hubby), as did the lights (mainly due to MY organised packing away last January). The kids quickly pulled out every decoration, hung a few and promptly stopped.
“Why aren’t you helping,” I asked. “It’s boring,” came the reply. Oh. And that was that. They’d lost interest. If it wasn’t for the sheer fact that I am a self confessed control freak when it comes to decorating the tree I’d have forced them to carry on.
So, as they were not so interested I thought I’d share with you a few of my favourite Christmas decorations.
It’s official, I’ve got Christmas envy. Everywhere I go lights are twinkling and festive songs are ringing out. But, we have yet to put a single decoration up at home yet.
Now, everyone has a different opinion on when you should ‘deck the halls’ and get festive with it…but normally we will make our annual trip to a local farm, where they have mulled wine and reindeer to keep everyone happy, and pick out our Christmas tree in early December – I think if you’re splashing out on a Norwegian Fir tree you might as well get your money’s worth!
But, this is not for everyone. I have friends who want their tree up for as little time as possible, so will squeeze it in in the final few hours before Santa arrives (eeek that’s piling on the pressure!), whilst others I know have had decorations up since mid-November!
So, it is a fine art perfecting the precise time for you to enter into the festive spirit and show the world (in the voice of Slade’s Noddy Holder) “it’s Christmas”!
I think it’s safe to say that our tree will make its appearance this weekend…look out! I’ll post photos when it’s ready (by that I mean once the children have gone to bed and I can rearrange their not-so-carefully placed baubles)!
But in the mean time, enjoy this beautiful tree which appeared recently outside Feniton Village Post Office..definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area!