This weekend saw the Christmas tree and decorations dragged out of the loft. We'd been contemplating buying a new tree this year, but went for some new lights instead and I'm quite happy. The tree's just the right size for the room and it still looks ok even though we've had it a few years now, so we've saved ourselves some money.
I enjoy reacquainting myself with all the decorations which we only see once a year, especially all the hand made ones which Daniel and Eleanor have added over the years. We lost one last year which Eleanor had made in primary school, a silver clay bauble which was the size and weight of a house brick, how it didn't make the tree topple over once hung I really don't know. Anyway, it broke last year so we don't have to worry about that anymore.
I've still got a couple of presents to buy, a few cards to write and all the presents to wrap but I'm hoping to get it all done this week. Daniel's home from university for the Christmas holidays already, Mick finishes work on Friday lunch time and Eleanor breaks up from school on Friday afternoon so Christmas starts on Friday evening for us. Bring it on.