Normally I would put our Christmas tree up on the first day of December and cover it with my collection of very nontraditional decorations. But somehow this year the Christmas spirit has not turned up. Not only that, I haven't even purchased any presents. TOF and I have decided that we might just give the gift exchange gig a miss this year, we don't have any spare dollars lying around to be frittered away on unnecessary things. The lads are in agreement as both of them have holidays to go on and we would far rather they enjoy that. We shall hang out for the day and eat, drink and get merry or find a Mary instead, and I suspect it will be a fun time. We can buy gifts any time of the year if we want to, when there are less bills to pay and no stress to do so. I am feeling quite like a grinch, but I know I am not.
So in lieu of me not having a tree I am going to show off my friend Ann's beautifully decorated tree. She is a decorating guru, I love her house!!!
A real Pine tree that smells amazing!!
I could always just visit friends and photograph their trees.
The other night I went out in the country to a friends daughters house to take photos for her. Of course I got side tracked with the garden and the countryside. Absolutely dreamy and beautiful and I could have moved in immediately. Cows in the paddock over the fence, so nice and quiet. Bliss!!
I am in love with the countryside and this little slice of heaven was only a perfect five minute drive from the edge of the city.
This sums me up so well on so many things.
But the tree still won't go up!