Friday, December 6, 2013

Fa la la la la

We put the Christmas tree up this week - I make them wait until December. Worst mother in the WORLD ... they tell me that other kids' christmas trees go up in November. I refuse to believe this. Our tree was looking a bit the worse for wear so in the sales last year I scored a nine-foot tree for 90% off! I love a bargain. We could probably go another six feet of tree; I'll keep an eye on the sales. But that would be a rather large tree, I'm not holding my breath.

We don't do colour co-ordination, or themes, or make any concessions to taste or style.

We don't require our ornaments to be actual Christmas tree ornaments. This is a small stuffed camel we bought on our honeymoon in Rajasthan.

In fact we don't require any connection with Christmas at all. As well as the little pink pig, we have a cupcake, a home-made golden snitch and a dalek.


  1. well, you have us beat - we don't put our tree up for a couple weeks yet! we get a live tree, and in the dry house, it would just be sticks by the time the holiday arrived! do pine trees grow down there?

  2. 'Handmade golden snitch'? Tutorial please :-)

  3. Take a two inch polystyrene ball and poke in two yellow feathers, one on each side. Seriously, they didn't even paint it, it looks ridiculous. (Or possibly, riddikulus).