Here we are in December, so C.D. is not that far away.
Normally at this time of year all presents are packed, and any needed to be posted are on their way.
We put our decorations up on Christmas Eve, but with the Great Sort Out, our Christmas in a box was one of the things to go.
This year is going to be different.
As we haven’t got room inside, Hubby is thinking of decorating the outside of the boat. The one in the Marina looks beautiful with its shimmering blue waterfall, and the reindeer and polar bears decked out in white twinklies.
One of the houses has lights in their garden, but try as we might, we couldn’t work out if it’s a work in progress or actually meant to be something as it’s just strings of red and green flashing bulbs.
Wherever we have lived, there have always been some kind of festive external house decorations, from a simple Santa climbing a chimney to full Nativity Scenes and winter landscapes.
In later years, some have been so OTT they are blinding in their complexity and close proximity.
My niece gave us a Christmas Tree over twenty years ago. It stands no more than twelve inches high and is decorated with odd earrings, broken necklace chains and thin tinsel. We’ve kept it all these years and it will have pride of place somewhere within the boat.
So far, we have received two Christmas cards, and they (with any others) will be stuck to the walls with white tac as we have no window sills or shelves to put them on.
I am hoping to get down to see my Mum in the next couple of weeks.
I have parcels for my great great nephew who will be a year old on Christmas Day, and for 2 great nieces (they’re cousins) aged 3 and 14. Nothing expensive, just a token as Christmas is really for kids.
I also have a gift for Mum, and something for my sister, together with a large tin of posh biscuits for the rest of the family when they visit her over the Holidays.
It would be nice if we were invited down, rather than ask if it’s convenient to visit.
Not for Christmas (we have other plans) but just for a day, to be able to enjoy a family dinner together instead of a rushed visit, out for lunch and then home again.