The tree is up, a real one. We had this debate about whether to go faux or real. It was 3:1 for the faux, but I won on the multiple benefits to having a real tree…the smell, the colour…but truth be told, I wanted a real tree for Honeybee who is once again on the move…
A week ago, I casually draped some lights over a curtain rod, added sparkly lights to the mirror. I decorated with the same stars from last year, except I sprayed them gold and added some white reindeer and a small faux Christmas tree. This year my colour is gold…it was going to be red, gold and green, however somehow the red got lost….maybe next year…I’m not big on tinsel and wall to wall Christmas decorations but this year I bought some honeycomb decorations which seem to be enjoying a bit of a revival. Old news in terms of Christmas decorations, but they now come in lovely gold, silver and white, which I am loving. And finally, a gold Reindeer, beautiful isn’t he?
Speaking of Christmas and all the stress of buying gifts and creating a magnificent meal fit for a king, I've decided I'm not going to play superwoman this year. I'm going to be kinder to myself and let my hair down a little (think Farah Fawcett in her big hair days). I've made lists but I'm not panicked when I see names not yet ticked off and I'm not stressing about THE MEAL; I decided to cut a few corners so that I have more time to chill with the family instead of peeling, slicing and dicing…there, I've said it… (being the sort who peels her own fresh carrots, this is a big deal for me!) All except the roast potatoes which I've already frozen. This year for the first time ever in my life, it’s all about making it easy on myself. The croquembouche I boasted about to all and sundry will have to wait until I can master the spun sugar technique which is proving more difficult than I anticipated….the rest I can deal with. I can. And I’m looking forward to it.
How are you decorating this Christmas?