Just when I thought we’d never get the tree up in time, my daughter stepped up and did the business.
Here’s the final result.
It’s a sod to put up as each individual branch has to be put on and their colour coded by size, only we don’t have the code list anymore so it’s anybody's guess where they go. She managed it alone in an evening though (yes, it takes that long) and the next morning the lights and baubles went on. Not all 300 of them, that would have taken her too long alone, but all of the best ones and some of the smaller ones. It may not be quite as laden as usual but I still think it looks pretty. Thank LM, a job well done.
Here are a few pictures of my favourite baubles collected over the years (although some aren’t strictly baubles, but you get the gist).
And bless her, she'd even bought a bunch of pretty roses to cheer the place up during the run up to Christmas.
Now there’s just the other bits and bobs to be dotted around the living room. I can do that as I go along over the next few days though. Christmas, it seems, is coming to our house after all :)
Sharon J xx