Monday, 30 November 2015

"A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland"

This past weekend saw the Christmas tree and decorations go up! I was too impatient to wait until December 1st and talked hubby into it. During the week I'd started sneaking the odd decoration up around the house, so I think he may have sensed my keenness. It was an interesting family experience on a Saturday afternoon; the baby had to be contained in the playpen so he wouldn't eat the tinsel or get covered in glitter, and the toddler was suitably grumpy and wasn't really interested in doing anything other than watch Peppa and occasionally try and put a bauble on the tree. We had the usual Christmas carols on in the background as part of the annual ritual. Everybody listens to carols whilst putting up the tree, right? I'd love to know what other things you do as part of the Christmas decorating process? Do you have a favourite Christmas carol? Mine is 'Winter Wonderland' and I will belt it out all December! We usually watch The Holiday as well but by the time we got everything up we all went to bed. Kate Winslet is an absolute star and I adore her in everything. Heavenly Creatures is a good one. Speaking of which if you haven't seen The Dressmaker yet, you need to get your butt to the movies. Hands down one of the best Australian films I've seen. 

Sorry... back on track...

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. It means hubby gets his holiday for the year and can spend it at home with us without having to worry (and it means he can grow a beard for a month or so. I think every Defence member does that), it means wrapping presents for the kids, which since having them of course has become one of the most delightful activities in the world for me. It means I can hand make Christmas gifts for family and friends which you will be shocked to know that I have actually FINISHED this year! Don't die of shock, I know. They still have to make it to the post office yet, and the Christmas cards still need writing. And finally, it means FOOD. Food is amazing. Inviting people over to consume food is also amazing. Everybody getting fat together is amazing!  In fact this years dinner party is Downton Abbey themed. Mainly because I want an excuse to make a Charlotte Russe hehe

I thought I'd collate the photos I took into a collage this time, and you may notice other posts this week with the same thing. I'm still trying to find my groove. 
Don't come to my house in December wearing tight pants. You'll regret it. 

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