It's was the weekend before my husband's birthday (which is today!) and traditionally that is the weekend we put up our tree and decorate for Christmas. So nothing new there. But ... I can share
Some new Christmas decorations!
I've been trying to incorporate copper into our colour schemes around the house and was happy to find a couple of new tree ornaments to sneak in amongst the existing ones. The red glitter reindeer head was donated by our daughter as it doesn't go with her colour scheme this year. I'm not 100% sure he goes with my tree either but he's hidden a little to the side and I think we'll let him stay.
The outside lights were replaced too - we'd had the originals for about 20 years so I reckon we've had our monies worth out of them. Plus the fact that outside Christmas lights have definitely become more sophisticated over the years and everyone else has pretty small twinkly lights which made our chunky string of bulbs look very old fashioned. Not wishing to bring the cul de sac into the bad taste books, we retired the old ones and bought some new beautiful small multi-coloured ones (which did not photograph well in the bottom left had picture of my collage).
The other new thing I did was
Buy a book from a new author
I've been following Julie Kirk's blog now for many a year and love her wit, her style of writing and her stories. So when she published her first book (I say first because I am sure there will be more to come in the future!) I could not wait to buy a copy and am now hoping that she is already in the queue at the post office ready to send it off because I am longing to get my hands on it!
Is anyone out there calm and ready for Christmas festivities to begin? Please say no because I hate to think I am the only one with a 'to do' list a mile long, nothing wrapped, still presents to buy and no cards written. If anyone comes across one of Santa's elves with nothing to do, please send him round here - I could do with a bit of help.