I have no idea how the first of December came around so quickly, but here we are creeping toward the end of another year.
November has been mostly dark, wet and miserable, I think it's my least favourite month of the year. I like all the seasons for what they bring and try not to wish the months away, the years go fast enough as it is, I do particularly love Winter though, I love everything associated with this season much more than any other, perhaps it's because I was born in Winter that I love it so much, I'll take a cold, crisp, frosty morning over the heat of Summer every time.
For years our tree has gone up on December 1st, this year with the weather being so damp and wet I decided that I wanted some light and cheer in my life, so I decorated last week. It's been lovely sitting here on a dark afternoon with the tree lights on, I find it very comforting and I can't help smiling when I look at it.
I didn't purchase a yarn advent this year, I have so many minis already that I couldn't justify the expense, but that doesn't mean I haven't got one.
When Bonnie came to stay a few weekends ago I gave her a basket of minis and asked her to choose 24. Mark supervised so that she didn't choose all the same colours and they put them in bags which then went into the stockings I made a few weeks ago. She really enjoyed doing it and I have an advent calendar for free.
This is what I opened this morning