Merry Christmas

IMG_2018 IMG_2016 IMG_2022Yesterday, on probably the windiest day since time began, we decided to go for a quick walk through the hills. We stumbled across some trees that had been decorated and set about re-attaching any decorations that had been blown off in the wind. It brightened up our day to see some unexpected festivity up in the moors, and gave us the burst of energy we needed for racing up the hill, down the hill…

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! And if you don’t celebrate, I hope you have a lovely day doing whatever it is that takes your fancy.

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O Tannenbaum

On Sunday we traveled to our regular tree farm to find and chop down our Christmas tree! This is my favourite part of the run-up to Christmas, and I was anxiously anticipating our trip all morning. As ever, we spent a good bit of time wandering through the trees and picking up fallen branches for decoration. This was our quickest year yet, and we managed to find the perfect tree in record time. As ever, it was spotted by my sister, measured against my height and chopped down and carried by my dad. With a new car this year, we had to pick a tree that was a bit smaller than usual, but at least it fit into the house this year…with just enough room to spare for a topper. Perfect.

I know some people don’t agree with the use of real trees, but Christmas just wouldn’t be the same for me without the smell of pine filling our living room. It’s something I look forward to every year and, while I understand why some prefer fake trees, I wouldn’t have it any other way.