Anyone with kids is probably pulling their hair out by now with the number of Big Sleeps taking an age to get through to the Big Day. I was as bad as a child, couldn’t wait to put the decorations and tree up and hope for Santa to come to our house and leave a parcel or two.
We’d start Christmas Day with our stockings which had miraculously moved from the mantle piece to the foot of our bed, and pull out novelty games, sugar mice, nuts, fruit, colouring pencils and books, which would keep us quiet. The Major Pressie Opening was after dinner when all the washing up had been done, and we made sure we kept labels with each gift ready to write our thank you letters. That was instilled into me at a very young age, and as my readers know, I was the letter writer in our family, and still do it.
We haven’t put our dekkies up yet, but they will be taken out of the roof over the next few days and we’ll make the house look festive. I might even invest in some more tinsel because the pieces we have are a bit short!!
Hubby took some pictures of some of the properties decorations. The street lighting spoilt most of them but these give you an idea of how pretty our road is looking when we walk round on our final walk of the day.
The day is dull but quite mild. Hubby has been up since 6 and went out around 6.30 to investigate a fire down the road. We have no details but it seems to have been in the flats, so I hope everyone is OK.
It’s raining now, that fine drizzle that you don’t notice until you get back home and take your coat off to find it soaking wet. We call that ‘invisible rain’.
The washing has been done, a small load of undies and socks, so they’re draped around the house on the rads to dry.
Off to do a tiny bit of shopping now……. we’ve run out of ice cream!
Have a good day and keep safe everyone.
I love reading about people’s Christmas memories thank you for sharing yours Di. The photos are lovely 💜💜💜
I did a series on them for the whole of December one year. As a child, they were fun times, as an adult, they were challenging to make them fun and now as a UTW (under training wrinkly) and for the last 32 Christmases, they are fun again. How are you feeling today?
Good luck with the decorations. We are doing ours soon. Seems to be a few more up in the village this year. x
Other than a pathetic tree with half a dozen lights, apparently our town wasn’t going to bother. That has since changed since there was such an uproar, and we should be getting ‘Chrismassey’ here soon.
Some of these displays look amazing. Where we used to live, there’s a whole cul-de-sac which is famous locally for its decorative lights – they raise money for charity. I’d feel sorry for anyone moving there though and not realising what they let themselves in for when Christmas comes. Maybe it’s now a question on the conveyance report.
When I was small, we’d make paper chains out of coloured crepe paper and string a cross from each corner of the living room; stick a balloon in each corner and cover the lot in tinsel. That was all apart from the tree (indoors, of course).
Sounds very much like my childhood Christmases.
We lived in a small village for 7 years, and as you entered the next one, an entire row of terraced houses had a complete scene on their roofs, They too raised money for charity, but the kids loved it,
The lights look lovely!
there are some lovely displays here.