The choosing part takes time and cannot be rushed. Cannot be rushed by fed up husbands or children that don't want to paddle through the muddy farmyard anymore! The tree has to be The One.
|See, now I've pointed out the 'lean', it is all you can see!|
Kind of like our little family, as well.
There are the home made decorations as well - I made this light up treescape last year and in the process learned a valuable lesson about hot glue guns and wine. (Small string of battery lit bulbs, £1.19 from Ikea. Thick card, glue gun, sparkly glitter glue.)
Every year in December I treat myself to a few books to read through December and while I'm off work over Christmas. The books tend to be vintage fiction - and over the last few years I've developed a slight obsession with Persephone Books. They're a small publishing house that specialise in reprinting out of print, neglected works, usually by female authors. I'd highly recommend 'Greenbanks' by Dorothy Whipple, and 'Miss Pettigrew lives for a day' by Winifred Watson. This year I've got these four, and I've started 'Good evening, Mrs Craven' already!