I love Christmas. Completely and utterly love love love Christmas. The weather, decorating the tree, the Christmas music, the shopping frenzy, time off and everything else, ahhh it just makes me so happy.
1st of December means the Christmas tree must go up. Not a day before (I am anti decorations in any month other than December) but as soon as it's officially December we are good to go! I made a special trip to the supermarket this morning to treat myself to a new Christmas CD. I've had the same CD ready in my car for the past 10 years so it seemed about time to mix it up a little and it was perfect music to work away to as Coop and I decorated the house.
|Some of my favourite decorations|
In my house, much to Coop's frustration, a Christmas tree is not a Christmas tree unless the decorations are bright, shiny and multi-coloured. I think this is a throw back to when I was little; memories of Christmas trees are lots of different colours, lots of different quirky little decorations and the most gawdy tinsel. When we first lived together, Coop and I couldn't agree on decorations so we had a Christmas tree each! His was very coordinated and well put together and a little like something from a magazine whilst mine was the exact opposite. Over time, I seemed to have managed to force my decorations onto the tree in the lounge although Coop draws the line at tinsel.
Isn't he lovely?! Oooh I'm so pleased with how he turned out. We also have a few other decorations scattered around the house...
This year, we popped along to our local garden centre just to look at the decorations, certain that we didn't need anymore. However we came home with a selection of multi-coloured outdoor lights instead! Almost as much as Christmas, I love Christmas lights. Looking at other peoples' efforts as I walk Sas in the evenings makes me very happy so having my very own outdoors display is fantastic! Coop worked away this afternoon for a few hours getting things ready just I'm time for when I got dark. I'm sooooo happy with the results...
There's a 'Merry Christmas' sign, some multi-coloured rope lighting running around the top of our porch and my favourite piece, a cherry blossom tree. Our neighbours even came out whilst we were admiring Coop's finished work to tell us how lovely it looked! I also managed to sneak in a small multi-coloured light for indoors too which looks just right on my windowsill.
The only one who wasn't so happy with all the Christmassy business today was poor Squitchy. He's not used to being anything but the centre of attention so it's been a tough day for him as we've run around getting things ready. In fact, he's currently lying across my lap looking at me with those big sad eyes, so I better take him out for a walk to appease him... x
ps. I realise that today should be a November round-up post but I"m just too excited about my Christmas decorations to write about anything else today!
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