After ten years of putting up the same old artificial Christmas Tree (which actually isn't bad as far as fake ones go), I kind of mentioned, last week, that I rather fancied a change:
' Darling , do you think we could buy a real one this year? '
Naturally, my words were greeted with....well, words that cannot be repeated here (as I have a certain standard to uphold !) ..anyway, you can guess!!
Mr Snippets and Christmas don't really have much of a place in the same sentence..or even the same house. He is not a great lover of the festive season. Nuff said!
Nevertheless, he drove me up to the Forestry Commission, Haldon Forest, this morning, where we mingled with thousands of Christmas trees and I chose one (in what I thought was record time!) - a fine six footer with good shape (that's the tree, not the husband!).
And then, back at home, I did a dumb thing! I decorated it...and having decorated it, I decided that it had to be moved!! LOL! Have you ever done that?
It had to be moved as it was so large, that when we sat down on our usual chairs (or I should say sofas, as we recently bought two lovely leather sofas), we could not see each other!!
Imagine that..talking through a tree for a month...;-) LOL!
So there he was, dragging a newly decorated, six foot tree, from one side of the lounge to the other.
Do you know, dear Mr Snippets did a wonderful job! Only two baubles fell off in the process and now it stands, stately, tall and proud, in one corner of the lounge.
Finally, before I forget, my little purchase from the craft barn at Fermoys..this beautiful little Jim Shore carving, from the 'Heartwood Creek' range caught my eye...
Maybe this is Mr Snippets showing me,in one hand, just the size of tree I should buy next year!!
(And showing me what a little angel I really am, in the other!)
And now I am off to admire my Christmas tree..and I'm wondering , would it look better over there..or maybe there..or !! ;-)
What Fun! ;-)