Are you feeling festive yet?? I think today I am.
We tried hard at the weekend to bring some festive feeling into the VV household - we decided to put our tree up on Sunday. Things were gathered from the attic and cupboards and left in the front room till spare time was found. Once little son had been delivered to play carols in a little church in town, the remainder of us gathered in the front room. Big son has the attention of a gnat when it comes to low-tech stuff and soon wandered off to the safety of his gadget haven bedroom! This left just the 2 of us. The tree is easy - 3 parts and a stand.
MrVV then turns to me and asks 'Where are the lights?'
'In the box taped to the tree box' was my reply.
'Oh no they're not' he says in his best panto voice.
'Blast, well where are they?'
Off he trots to the attic - actually he grumps and huffs about this ;)
The attic is searched and no lights are found. Perhaps they didn't survive last christmas? Who knows - I can't remember what I did last week let alone 11 months ago!!
So we down decorating and head off to the nearest place that might sell Christmas lights - the Factory Shop in the next town. Hurrah they had lights - only coloured ones but at just £5 they'll do - hopefully they'll last longer than one year!
Anyhow - the tree is finally up and the decorations have exploded on there in their usual random chaotic muddle :) I've even managed to put some other bits and pieces up too - that meant housework had to be done as well - trouble is once you tidy one bit it makes the rest look bad!!
I've tried to take pics of the tree lit up in the dark - not sure I've got the settings quite right - however I did like this weird effect I got when I move the camera - Christmas light candy canes;
Now there's a tree, it means that presents can go under it - but they've to be wrapped first - the first few have made it under there;
Nice and simple - brown paper, recycled card tags and crocheted ribbon.
Some presents can't go under yet as they are still unfinished. Two fairies came off the production line yesterday afternoon and as it was dry decided to pose outside in the ivy for you;
Almost twins - there's a 3rd one that might get finished today.
Here's the rear view with the felt wings;
I don't think I'll be taking photos outside today - the weather is yuck - very wet, cold and windy. I'm happily staying indoors - plenty to do - both boring (housework) and fun (baking & sewing).
Right - I'd best be off - the pastry has chilled for long enough and I need to make mince pies for visitors later.
See you at the weekend for a final Pause in Advent - just how quickly is time flying by?
xxx Vicki xxx