Bit of this
I have a bit of a Mantra. "Effort will be rewarded". Sometimes it gets me into gear sometimes I remain stationary.The other night my effort was rewarded by the breath taking sight of a large moon rising over Red Hill. Whippets bonus for dragging himself off the sofa was extra exciting nighttime smells.
Once I went out to play I didn't want to come in. Apart form anything else it was so brass monkey, that the cold was diverting my attention away from the sodding shoulder. So I added on a lap of the village on to the end of the walk. Specially for Christmas tree spotting purposes. Fairy lights were twinkling around the pub next door. There was a floor to ceiling job standing sentry in a bay window down the Lane. And in the sheltered housing a beautiful tiny silver wired affair graced the window. I was very taken with this. Obviously a house hold of order as every thing was arranged symmetrically.
Bit of that
It got me wondering about other families Christmas traditions.
Fresh or fake tree?.
Then there is the nutty problem of when to haul the glitter and baubles out from the roof.
Fairy (oops Angel) or star on top.
Is the resulting tree worthy of a splash in Good Housekeeping or is it like mine a miss mash of years of accumulated treasures.
Me: I have a tree that comes in from the garden and stands in the same place every year.
A pink fluffy fairy that has the indignity of a branch stuck up her skirt balances on top.
We pull the decorations out the last week end before christmas. And have carols on the cd player to get in the mood.
And although I don't admit to it. I pull out old xmas cards that I can't bear to throw away and put them up again every year. Some have such beautiful art work on.
And I take it all down on new years day.
What about you?
A cheery little ditty.