My nephew A had asked if he could spend the day with me. I was delighted to have him here. He helped me with a couple of chores, fed the bunnies and then helped me put my Christmas tree up.
WARNING. This young man is 12 and he has a lot of taste. I feel I should say that the following pictures will not include similarities to the pictures of previous years. My sister and I generally operate on an ‘if you can see any green you’re not trying hard enough’ principle which I have always found works well. My niece is the same. A does not subscribe to the more is more school of thought. He very carefully placed the lights and decorations and when I suggested that a large amount of tinsel would nicely finish the tree off, he negated this quite firmly. So without any further ado:
I own a lot of Christmas decorations. This year I decided we would have a blue and silver scheme with touches of cerise and lime green. I even crocheted some covers for three. I like the pale blue ones but rather went off the darker one when Damon pointed out it looked like a grenade…
Ta–dah! The tasteful tree!
This is our other ‘tree’ – its from Habitat at Homebase. I just love it. Those colours change regularly, from pastels to brights. It’s quite mesmerising.
Then this afternoon our friends Sam and Josh and their dog Bentley came round and we made garlands from strands of tinsel, battery operated 20 light strings of fairy lights, baubles and whatever else is to hand. This was my first effort:
Subsequently demoted to the largest picture:
When I made this one:
A made his Mum a rather glamorous garland for her mirror, ‘assisted’ by Bentley
After that a little knitting and lego making occurred before everyone went home about 6.30pm.
I had a fab day!