So today, the saga with the tree reached a good conclusion! We took back the fake one and swapped it for a real one.
It is only a diddy one but it smells so good! Have not had a real tree since I was little. I do now have a rash from the needles though! This evening we decorated it;
Keeping it simple. Plus the poor little branches would not take the weight of some of the decorations!
I also decorated a christmas cake for my parents and one for Andy’s parents;
And to check that the recipe was still good I made some gingerbread cookies in preparation for making a gingerbread house next weekend;
Fun cookie cutter shapes- stars, heart and snowman.
They make the house smell so festive 🙂
For breakfast I enjoyed festive porridge- porridge with a handful of cranberries, a tbs pumpkin puree and some mixed spice.
I also posted the cards I had written the other day, and bought some wrapping paper so I am getting prepared.
One of my favourite things is to get home from work and put on the lights on the tree- it makes the evenings feel special.
In the shops today I heard A Winter’s Tale being played, and I love that song. When I was younger I was in a choir and we sang that one winter, it’s such a beautiful song. I also love Winter Wonderland for some upbeat singing. My favourite carol is Silent Night, which reminds me of my Grandad so makes me a little teary. So, fave festive song or carol?