Mark got the trees and decorations down from the loft on Saturday and we spent most of the day putting up trees and trimmings.
Last year just after Christmas I bought a skinny tree in the sales, we haven't got much room to have a large tree in the sitting room and this one has turned out the perfect fit.
It has a snowy effect so we have just added some white lights, nice and simple.
The mantle is decorated with some greenery I've had for a few years, with the addition of a little ceramic Christmas tree (from Tiger) and the stag snow globe which my daughter, Joanne, bought me a few weeks ago.
She said as soon as she saw this she knew I would love it, and I do!
Last year we had been through a whole year of decorating throughout the house and had just about finished the hallway by Christmas eve, we were both so exhausted by it all that we decided not to decorate for Christmas at all, so this year when my stitched ornament box came down from the loft I couldn't wait to open it and look through them.
My ornament tree is in the back sitting room, it's still a rather skinny tree, I've told Mark I want a 'fat' tree for my ornaments next year, he said we don't need another tree, we have enough and anyway we don't have the space for a 'fat' tree. Men! don't they know we can 'make' room if we really want something, lol
Here's a few close-ups of some of my favourites.
On Friday morning we are going on a little trip, a rail journey to the Rhine Christmas markets and a trip on the Vulkan Express. We are staying in a town called Remagen and will be visiting 3 Christmas markets, Koblenz, Linz and Ahrweiler. It's our little treat for our 30th Wedding Anniversary which is on December 20th.
We have an early start on Friday morning to get down to St Pancras for 8am but I can't tell you how excited I am!
I just hope that this cold that i've picked up has run it's course by Friday otherwise I shall be sporting a very festive, (but rather sore), Rudolph style nose to Germany!
Almost forgot to show you the pom pom snowman I made for Oliver, he is so cute I almost had to keep him for myself :-)
Well, that's about it for now, hopefully I can manage to take some photos of all the wonderful Christmassy things we are going to see at the weekend, we are back on Monday evening and I have Tuesday off work so I will try and make time to upload photos and blog then.
Until next time