What else could I have on the last one of the year, but my Christmas Tree? We don't have such a big Christmas as most of you - Christmas her is a little more, shall we say subdued, than in the UK or the States. It's far more traditional and way less commercial. Traditionally the tree only goes up on Christmas Eve, after the big Christmas Meal (carp I'm afraid, something I cannot deal with). But I carry on my English traditions and put the tree up last weekend with the help of friends who were staying here.
|Oops, chopped the top off! Told you I wasn't on form|
I'm afraid I'm not colour co-ordinated - the decorations on my tree are just what I've accumulated over the years. To go for a single colour now, I'd have to throw away my treasured baubles. Here are some of them
|I remember this one on our tree at home when I was little|
|I bought this one with my mum when I was 7 or 8. You'd need a mortgage to afford it now!|
|I bought this one in Germany on holiday one year|
|A gift from my mum from America|
|I have two or three very old ones that belonged to my gran|
|This old boy has seen better days. There was a time when he had a beautiful tail. He also had a couple of birdie mates that have long since died and gone to heaven!|
|And this is my latest addition from my partner in the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap.|
We're off drinking this afternoon. I know that sounds awful, but we are. Our friend, Malcolm, has some free tickets for the wine salon which is in the cellars under the chateau, and he is treating us. This means that we have around 1 and a half hours to "taste" as many of the best wines in the country as we can. We're taking a bit of food with us to "soak up" some of the wine, but I guess you'll get no sense out of either of us tonight! You'll probably hear the snores from our sofa where you are!
Lastly thanks to Shay at Quilting in my Pyjamas for hosting Favourite Things Friday. I've really enjoyed sharing my fave things with you, and vice versa! Looking forward to 2012.