Christmas decorations a bit early this year.

We have put up our Christmas tree already! Normally, this doesn’t happen until the first weekend in December, or at a pinch the last weekend in November if December happens to start early in the week.  So to have it up already feels very strange. There are two reasons for the early tree; 1) we are heading back to the UK on the 14th so if we wait till December we won’t get to enjoy it for long 2) Richard is away so much in the next couple of week (Singapore this week, back for a few days, then to the UK, back here for a week just to fly to the UK again!  I’m just thinking of the airmiles and keeping smiling.) So this week was the best opportunity.

We have a fake tree – in fact we brought this tree the Christmas after we got married, so it is now 12 years old, and not looking too shabby. Here they are busy at work assembling it.


All built now, just needs the star on top.


We left Katrine and Gregor to decorate it.


Thought the cheeky kitten decided to join in and help.

Can you spot her? She is just below Katrine’s elbow, here is a close up.


Ta-da – the finished tree.


You might notice the lack of shop brought baubles and decorations. This isn’t some statement on our behalf, just that they didn’t get packed into the shipment. So last year I printed and cut out some paper baubles and the kids decorated them. There are loads of decoration available in the shops here (more than in Singapore which surprises me), so, should I go out and buy some or keep to just the home-made ones?



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zara
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 21:43:06

    Keep the homemade ones – makes the kids feel really proud and easy on the pocket too! Good job Gregor and Katrine!


  2. Nigel & Tessa
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 22:37:56

    It’s beginning to look a lot like…………..


  3. Nigel & Tessa Dearsley
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 23:12:12

    Re the decorations – always lovely to have some original (ie home made) decorations and later, when you’ve got the space, you can have a second tree . For years, we’ve had a smaller tree in the front room and near a window and then have had a ‘real’ tree (for the smell) in the family room. We’ve kept so many decorations over the years that the older, tired ones get put on to the bigger tree that’s finished off with glitz and sparkle so that the shabbiness doesn’t matter but you still have the memories – and that’s what it’s all about. We hope to start our decorations this week. Nigel’s already done the outside ones while the weather has been kind. We’re so looking forward to seeing your mum in a few weeks and do hope you all have a great time in the UK. Thanks for all the blogs – we read them and feel ‘almost’ like we’re with you all. Love, Tessa


  4. Sandra Howells
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 07:01:03

    Houses decorated all around here too. I shall do mine end Nov. The decorations on the tree look excellent and such style and panache displayed by Katrine, Gregor – and the cat. Well done all


  5. Esther Haydock
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 08:55:11

    I think the tree looks nice as well. We are planning on going for a walk to the pine forest on Sunday, so we are going to gather a load of pine cones and cover them in glitter. Just need to figure out some way of attaching them to the tree.


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