Not only was the tree big and fat, it was also decidedly, wonkily drunk. No amount of adjusting the screws in the stand could get this one to stand up straight. Other than that, it is a very nice tree.
The ornaments went on. I talked about our collection of Christmas ornaments last year. I think the word eclectic may come into play. There are some classic traditional. Then there are the traditional 'I have children and look what they made at school' ones. The girls are the keepers of the ornaments now, and I have no say in how long these will adorn our tree. Some I like more than others.
There are the ornaments I gathered in my travels. After all, every tree should have koalas, kangaroos, tropical fish, Chinese New Year figures and the like. Some conveniently remind me where they were purchased.
And then there are the handmade - by the girls, and me, and purchased at craft fairs.
In the kitchen, Emily and I wrapped dozens of mini sausages in bacon, stabbed them with cocktail sticks and put them in the freezer. I also made 1.5 kilos of sausage stuffing and that went in the freezer as well. Finally, I made the mincemeat for the tarts, liberally laced with booze and set aside to mellow.
What with the Canadian Christmas parcels being posted yesterday, the tree going up and the food preparation going apace I am feeling a bit more positive about everything. It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas round here. And about time too!
It may look like Christmas but I bet it smelt like Christmas too what with the cooking and fresh tree. Di xReplyDelete
We put ours up today as well, so starting to feel a bit more festiveReplyDelete
your tree made me laugh sooo much xx made my day xReplyDelete
Your wonky tree brings a smile to my face. It looks like it's been on the sherry when your back was turned. I don't feel in the least bit Christmassy but I am trying!ReplyDelete
Good for you, I bet the tree is wonderful. I love my tree too, it just makes me happy.ReplyDelete
Love seeing all your ornaments and your tree has personality!!ReplyDelete
That's what real trees are all about. It has to be a bit wonky. Nothing like little bits of everyone's tastes on the tree too. A true Christmas tree.ReplyDelete
The tree is better than the show home ones, it has a bit of everyone in the house reflected in it, and as it's on the lean it will look straight over the christmas period when you over indulge in alcohol, and everything else goes wobbly!! : )ReplyDelete
Taking about the spirit of Christmas I hope you got to sample what you put in the mincemeat!ReplyDelete
Your tree is just a little sleepy! Don't you love the memories associated with Christmas tree decorations? I'm sure that's why it takes me so long to put it the tree up !!! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you've been just as busy as us...we made Christmas Crackers! That was a first for me. It was good fun!ReplyDelete
Absolutely loved your post!!!!!ReplyDelete
gosh you've done well, I've just got the tree up, I'll show you tomorrow. Freezing pigs in blankets sounds class!ReplyDelete
Christmas can come :) We bought the tree today, it will be delivered tomorrow and have a big rest in the backyard until the 24th when the kids put all the stuff on! I love the different ways to celebrate Advent and ChristmasReplyDelete
ROFL, love the drunken tree in all its rotund fabulousness :oDReplyDelete
love your tree made me laugh but it looks great :))ReplyDelete
I can almost smell the Joy in your home. Lovely post. Lucky girls to have such a creative Mummy.ReplyDelete
Wonky tree.... how appropriate ;-) xReplyDelete
Wow, you got a bushy one!ReplyDelete
I am planning to 'take stock' at some point this week, hopefully I am not as far behind as I feel x
Never mind, I'm completely behind, and I'll sort it all out next week! Your tree looks gorgeous, any spare mincemeat, I feel a cake coming on! :)ReplyDelete
You sound so much more organised than me! jxoReplyDelete
hope you have the best christmas everReplyDelete
Doesn't it feel good to get so much finished?ReplyDelete
If you could just pop over here please and get me sorted as well it would be very much appreciated.ReplyDelete
I do love a druken tree! Now is there any chance you can sort all my to do's out? ;-)ReplyDelete
It's a beauty! Yes, it's a little on the skew but its rotund properties more than make up for that!ReplyDelete
I love your assortment of Christmas tree decorations. I think they are so much more interesting than the "designer" trees. I've saved my kids' school made ornaments and some of them are 20 years old!ReplyDelete
Im not judging but do you think your Christmas tree has been into the booze you put in the mince pie mix? That would explain that slight angle.ReplyDelete
Very pleased to hear you got so much done and that you're starting to feel some Christmas Cheer.