We've had our (fake) Christmas tree out of it's box and decorated for a couple of weeks now, and I suddenly thought, "today's the day, I'm gonna show you the Christmas tree".
My style of tree decoration leans towards the exuberant. I like to see a tree positively groaning under the weight of tinsel (tinsel is a must in my book), and dripping with baubles and ornaments. Very little of the actual tree should be visible, just lots of twinkling fairy light, lots of tinsel sparkle, and lots of glint and reflection off the baubles. There's no half way house for me, it's all or nothing.
Hugo, on the other hand, is the polar opposite to me, he likes 'restraint' (why on earth he married me then, is a mystery, I just don't understand the word restraint).
So, what to do hey? Well, as with all successful partnerships, we both compromise, and what you see above, is the result of that. The decoration on the tree, well, there was that amount still unused in boxes. And those boxes are now in the great big empty box that the tree is usually packed into.
This is where we sit in the evenings, reading, me crocheting or knitting, watching the t.v. and occasionally cooing over the doggies savouring the warmth from the fire, looking so doggily happy. Now that Christmas Eve is officially one week away, I have finally come to terms with the fact that Christmas is a juggernaught, and that you just have to accept that it's difficult not to be mown down by it. Plus, I've been wrapping gifts recently, and that makes me think of opening gifts, rich food, sherry, toasty toes, good films on t.v. and a good excuse to hibernate. So I shall be partaking off all these things from now on, with gusto.
Nothing quite like deciding to enter into the spirit of something, is there?!Hugo and I now have to go and visit his sister, because it's her husband's Birthday, and we need to present our gift. Poor Nick, having a Birthday so close to Christmas. Still, better to have a Birthday celebration, than not have one at all, isn't it?!
Well, cheerio dear readers, and I hope to pop my head round my blogging front door, and say hello again tomorrow................ hmmmmmmmm, I think I'll show you one of the three jumpers I've finished knitting, but haven't shown you yet! How about that? You interested? See you tomorrow then!
Love Vanessa xxx