We’ve been quite busy today having walked into town and purchased some lights and tinsel.
Hubby has wanted to put up lots of lights for years, but other than those on the tree, we’ve made do. Until today.
Note to self: read (and understand) the instructions and measurements on the box.
When I was a kid, the fairy lights for the tree came in a string of 20. If one didn’t work, none of them did, and it was always amazing that when they were put away, they all worked, but a year later, zilch. Not so modern lights, and our original set had more not working that alight, so last year we bought some new ones, and they did look very pretty.
Photo: Tree 2019
Today, Hubby was really pleased with himself having found a box of lights within our budget. His brain stopped at 5 metres of cable, and didn’t register the 500 at all.
The result was we had thirty metres of lights twinkling along the floor, just to test they all worked you understand, and no idea really how or where to hang them!
Hubby decided to go out for something to use, and I did the tree in his absence. The train set from last year is set up on the table, with the tree in the middle.
Hopefully Santa will come to our house and put a few parcels under the tree for us.
Hubby came back armed with a ball of string, some thumb tacks and a couple of suction cups with hooks to put on the windows. For the next hour or so, we were trailing lights everywhere and trying not to tread on any as we tried to stream them across the windows.
Plans A, B and C didn’t work, so having measured the window (98 inches), we laid the tape measure on the floor and started to ‘knit’. We then tied each end and secured those to the window track, lifting it in the middle to form a wide W. This is the result:
Pretty, isn’t it.
The lights are red, blue, green and orange, and have a variety of ‘pulses’. We have them set on two colours and fade, then the other two colours and fade, rather than flashing all the time which could trigger migraine for me. It’s all rather restful actually, and because they are behind the blinds facing outside to the world, not dazzling in your face.
I’ve hung tinsel up over Barney, Kizzie and dear Maggie, and we’ve put our cards on string using pegs.
Now we are feeling quite festive, and with the tree lights on, have our own grotto.
Welcome to our Christmas!