We've been waiting for this day since the Advent Activities began...
Of course, they're much messier, and pine needles are the pits to vacuum out of your carpet, but in our house, you just can't beat the smell of a real tree for Christmas. We buy ours from the same bloke every year, and he always gives us about 5 free seedlings as well. Last year they perished in the heat waiting for Fixit to plant them but this year we put them straight in and so now we hope to grow some tomatoes, basil and eggplants.
Notice the very neat front yard? Fixit donned his Super-Gardener Cape this weekend and dealt with the knee high weeds and grass that were threatening to swallow our house. Thank goodness. Can't really stamp your feet about the big rent hike when your house looks feral and your landlords live 2 doors up.
Because we are complete Christmas dags in this house, we actually did put Christmas music on whilst we decorated. Cherub and I had an impromptu tap rehearsal too, his class will be dancing to the Harry Connick Jr. version of It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas and he really enjoys the routine for that.
For the record, it was Cherub's turn to put the star on top this year. Climber remembered that he did it last year and sorted it all out for me, no fights no whinging no nothing.
Here's Cherub being Wudolph the Wed-Nosed Weindeer.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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