It’s only the last day of November and we have already received our first Christmas card! And Lady M has started prepping for mince pies. Well, I suppose we are guilty of starting Christmas early by putting out some white LED sparkling lights in the garden. I call them my winter lights rather than Christmas lights, just something to brighten up the garden on those dark, winter evenings.
|Sorry about the quality of the photo - it's hard to capture lights in the dark|
Our Christmas will definitely be quiet but then it normally is these days. I doubt we shall buy a big tree this year but we have already stocked the drinks cupboard, the ham and the turkey are in the freezer and the Brussels sprouts are growing nicely in the garden. Tomorrow is the first of December so I shall open my new ‘Moroccan Spice’ reed diffuser to create an aroma of cinnamon and warm spices in the hallway. We won’t be having parties and celebrations but we will have the spirit and essence of Christmas.
Now, I suppose I’d better start writing some cards.
I'm not thinking about Christmas yet. All this talk of Christmas (not you) scares me at the moment.ReplyDelete
It's going to be a very different Christmas for many people this year.Delete
A good start. I have yet to buy anything but I have made the plum pudding!ReplyDelete
I'm giving the plum pudding a miss this year as I'm the only one who ever eats it. I shall bake a Dundee fruit cake for Christmas though.Delete
For the Moroccan atmosphere to be complete Sue you will need to perform a Christmas belly dance for Paul. See this video for some inspiration:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lutOFqCy4YReplyDelete
I think Paul will just have to be satisfied with a tagine for his supper tonight.Delete
Christmas will be different this year with no family/friend gatherings. Your white lights give a nice glow to the garden. I like all the traditions and despite everything I am happily going with my traditional large tree in the living room and smaller trees in the kitchen, den and solarium. Christmas carols are playing.ReplyDelete
I think decorations and lights just bring some warmth and cheer into homes at a very dark time of year.Delete
We are finally allowed to travel to Sydney to meet our now 6 month old new grandchild. Actually we could have gone earlier but then would have had to quarantine in a single motel room for 14 days at our own expense on our return to Queensland. No way !! Driving down in 39 degree heat will be interesting but the parched countryside on the way will not.ReplyDelete
Christmas is on the backburner till we return though we are transporting a sack of presents for each child with us and it will be nice to see the Christmas preparations and excitement through the eyes of a three year old . We're a bit excited !!
That must have been frustrating for you not being able to meet your new grandchild sooner. Sarah was bemoaning the heat in Sydney over the weekend. Frosty here in Lincolnshire this morning.Delete
My tree will yet again come from the top of our unruly Leylandii hedge. I have earmarked the tallest bit, and about 8 ft of it will do the job. The saw comes out on about Dec' 15th.ReplyDelete
That's a good idea, using the Leylandii.Delete
Your lights look very festive.ReplyDelete
A friend has already sent me an animated Christmas card - it arrived a couple of days ago! To me, the festive season is still some way off, although I have paid my deposit for Christmas lunch on the 25th, at a nearby family run hotel. A dozen of us go regularly, and will enjoy the fruits of someone else's hard work!
This time last year we were all so unsuspecting, so it doesn't do to look too far into the future at the moment. We can only hope that life will eventually return to some kind of normal that we can recognise.
Someone else cooking the meal at Christmas sounds very appealing.Delete
Sounds rather similar to what my Christmas will be this year - I am rather looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
I shall be content if I've got good food and wine and extra chocolate supplies!Delete
Lots of Christmas trees up already around here. Including us!!ReplyDelete
I think early Christmas decorations are welcome this year.Delete
AS the dark nights get earlier and earlier, it really is so cheering to start to see all the Christmas lights, but if only I could remember where we put ours!ReplyDelete
We bought some new solar powerered ones this year to add to our collection.Delete