Sunday, December 23, 2012
decorating our first christmas tree which isn't actually a tree but I guess it used to be
I am starting to feel Christmas-y here at last! I love Christmas in the middle of winter, and getting used to it being the opposite, in the Australian summer, is taking some getting used to. I have never been able to reconcile the traditional decorations with long hot days. But this time, for the first time ever, we have a Christmas tree! Or, rather, a ladder. John's late father built this ladder about 40 years ago and it holds sentimental value for us. So far we have added some fairy lights, some (fake, sadly, but it is more practical) ivy and some good old glittery baubles, and tomorrow I plan to add some more plants and flowers – real ones. I think I am going to enjoy Christmas this year! A little wooden Christmas decoration our friends gave us, that they got from a German (?) night market last year. A cute little festive bambi.