Like many of the blogs I have been reading of late, there also seems to be a severe lack of Festive Spirit in the Land Girl home. And I have pinned the blame firmly on the pathetic spindly branches of our 3 ft, pre lit tree.
If you squint - you can see it. Just. Oh dear. It IS pathetic.
I was ok with it in when we first put the decorations up on the 5th December. There was heavy ... well heavy for the UK ... snow and it seemed like the perfect time. Out came "The Christmas Crooners" CD and the box of decs. An hour later, they were all up and done. A sigh of relief rang round the flat.
The Festive Beard cunningly covering the fairy light wires with... errr.. masking tape. Blends a treat.
A red light kitchen. Thankfully these lights cannot be seen from the street. Who knows where that might lead.
But it was not to last. As my festive spirit became less, I knew that it could potentially become terminal. And with all my whole family coming to ours for Christmas Day, I knew I had to act quickly. I had to remove the feeble twig. And replace it with this....
Bigger is always better when it comes to Yuletide trees
For a meagre £12.50 (loving half price it's-a-week-before-the-Big-Day sales), including most baubles, lights and whatnots, it may not be as bushy or as overwhelming as I would have liked, but it is decidedly better. In my humble, festive spirit restored, opinion. Let the pictures commence...
I went a bit bauble mental and splurged on 4 of these lovely glass ones. I now have only have 3.
Glass + wooden flooring = no more bauble
One persons charity donation is my £3.40-for-the-set treasure
Yep. Baubles from the ceiling. I unashamedly pinched the idea from a good friend of mine.
I keep popping out into the hallway, looking up and saying "Oooooh! Pretty!"
And if all of that was not enough to make me feel full of Yuletide - then the snow should do it!
My trusty mustard hat and wool skirt combo. Fitted jacket via charity rummage for £4.
Wellies are the only way for me to deal with snow. I had nice, warm, dry tootsies.
I hope those of you who have yet to feel the seasonal sparkles find them soon :)
Ho Ho Ho... gotta go!