Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Taking down the Tree and the End of Christmas...


There's so much ceremony about getting your tree, putting it up and decorating your house, and pretty well nothing about taking it all down. Hmmm. Could this be because although, if you're anything like me, you can amass hoards of children to decorate your tree for you (and ours was over 15ft this year), you can rarely find anyone to help you with the reverse.

I have to say I got lucky this year, with No 1 son still at home from uni and feeling unusually helpful. He did manage to break several glass baubles when he violently beheaded the tree with a sharp implement and then nearly set fire to the house when he decided to burn as much as possible in the fireplace you can just see at the back of this pic, however, it is down, it has gone, and our barn has returned to some semblance of normality. Hooray.

I hope you all know that your decorations should be down by Twelfth Night, and I'm certainly not going to enter the argument and confusion as to whether this is today or tomorrow - all I can say is, get your wassail ready, make sure your Twelfth Cake contains both a bean and a pea and don't forget to eat all the fruit and nuts you've been hanging on your tree......

Back to normality tomorrow!