It's been a busy day which I suppose is only to be expected with the onset of the Christmas preparations.
I've dressed the tree and put up some of the decorations around the house, so I feel a little calmer that I can now actually tick off a few items on my to-do list.
We have quiet a few decorations... okay... we have boxes and boxes of decorations, so it's not a job that can be done in a day!
I'll carry on again tomorrow.
Having the daylight disappear at 3.30pm doesn't help... but there's not much I can do about that.
Every year I buy a new decoration, either for the tree or around the house.
The year we left Australia, I bought a Santa for the tree.
He is in his swimmers lounging on a float, drinking a cocktail... Christmas arrives in the heat of summer Down Under, so I felt that this Santa was very appropriate to remind us of the hot Christmases we had whilst living there.
This year I couldn't resist this snow globe.
It's quite large and incredibly heavy.
I think the bird is a red cardinal, but I like to think of him as a robin... and we often have deer come up to our garden, so I felt it very appropriate.
Now all we need is a little snow.
Just so long that if it does arrive... it disappears on Boxing Day!
This is my photo of how the day ended.
A glass of sherry and a mince pie to celebrate a busy day of festive decorating.
Do you have a favourite decoration or tradition?
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Have a great day whatever you have planned.