Today it was tree decorating day …… the tree this year is one from a batch of Norway Spruce that I purchased earlier in the year. I bought 25 young trees all about 30cm high and planted 24 of them in our wood. Something decided to prune them back for me, probably squirrels but maybe rabbits. They are still alive but not that good a shape. However one I planted in a large pot and it is now about 100cm high. So this is our little tree for this year.
Decorations are quite mixed, we have one string of blue lights but we also have some baubles and decorations dating back to my youth so about 60 years old. Probably the oldest are some plastic snow flakes and a plastic icicle.
We did however have some glass balls and they were kept in little cardboard boxes and some were in egg boxes. My Father was never that keen on Christmas so that may explain the writing on the box ‘Xmas Balls’.
Surrounding the tree are other memories from the past, the little cardboard Christmas tree was made by John when in Infant school and the toilet roll Father Christmases are newer and made by Grandchildren Alex and Freya.