Monday, 11 December 2017

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

Hi there everyone

Well, what a weekend we have had here, we've had some real snow ⛄ and lots of it.

It had been forecast to snow on Thursday night and I must confess to being a little disappointed on Friday morning to wake up and find that it had not been forthcoming.

The same can not be said for Sunday morning when we woke up to this ...
Proper snow, crisp and deep and even ... and still coming down.

So, after a bit of baking and soup making, getting ready for next week, we knew exactly how we would be spending the afternoon and it wouldn't involve getting wet or cold.

Yes, it was time to put up the tree and make the place look just a little festive ...
Of course, I am kidding, this is not our tree!! This was at Castle Howard when we visited their Angels on High Christmas event earlier in the month. I promise to tell you more about that soon.

Sadly, we no longer have room for a nice big real tree so it's this tiny specimen for us this year, which Martin bought last year from Aldi, and it's been in the garden all year, so it's probably full of critters, but I do quite like it ...
One bonus is that it takes about 10 minutes to put up and there are no all year storage issues, which is definitely a good thing for us.

We also made a bit of a feature of the fireplace and decked it with a few bits and pieces which look really pretty. The snowman was bought on a trip years ago to Amsterdam and the gold stars we bought on a trip to Salzburg. The white tea light holder in the middle is our treat for this year and we bought this from a little shop in Ripon, whilst we were up in Yorkshire ...
The angel tea light holders came from Salzburg too and are a lovely reminder of a very lovely city, so lovely we've visited in twice and would love to go back again ...
The fake ivy was found in a box of bits and pieces dedicated to potential Geocache makes that we have in the shed.

It looks really pretty with the little lights on and the candles all lit ...
... which is exactly how we had it whilst we curled up under snuggly blankets for a cosy afternoon of catching up with TV.

So we had a really lazy Sunday afternoon, which was just lovely 💜💜💜

What did you get up to?

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