Now that it is the first of December I can finally stop all the “It’s far too early, it’s only September/October/November!” comments that I have been making over the last three months. The beginning of December is acceptable for the Christmas-ness to begin and I am beginning with our traditional advent calendar.
This year is the calendar’s 30th Christmas! Thirty! It’s hard to believe. I made it myself (although Mr Decisive helped at the end so that it could be finished in time for our first Christmas after we were married!) and it wouldn’t be Christmas without it. It is beginning to show a tiny bit of wear and tear now, but nothing major thank goodness – I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have it.
In addition to that calendar, my friend has sent me another lovely advent calendar card again this year, which I will enjoy opening every day.
Today’s picture is a little owl.
The boxes of Christmas ‘stuff’ have been retrieved from storage and today I will be getting out the festive tea towels, mugs, cushions, aprons, throws, candles and CDs. Now that December is here I have no problem with embracing the festive spirit (although I won’t be putting up the tree for a while) so here we go …