Monday, 13 December 2010

Simply.........Christmas

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We have thought of many names for our challenge next year, Naturally Frugal, Living Naturally, Continuing the Good Life, etc etc....
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Then on Friday evening we went to buy our Christmas tree. We went to a local farm where they had trees galore, little tiddlers, tall elegant trees and trees with little cones on....in short every type of tree for every type of family.
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Lying down against the fence and looking nothing spectacular was a green bushy tree and when Lovely Hubby stood it up, it's branches fell into place and it was.... Simply the Perfect Christmas Tree.
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It was ours, duly paid for and swaddled in its netting it came home with us, we took one look at the tree and pushed aside all thoughts of tinsel. It has been adorned with the hanging baubles collected over the years, with sweet smelling cinamon sticks and with the minimum of twinkly lights.
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It's the symbol of our Christmas and also of the coming year -
Our Year of Living Simply.
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Sue xx

5 comments:

  1. Hi Sue

    Isn't that funny - we have done the exact same thing with our Christmas tree this year! We have a real tree and we got it last weekend. We have put the lights on it, the baubles and the lovely homemade decorations made by my daughters over the last few years. We can't bring ourselves to put any tinsel on, in fact, we haven't put any anywhere in the house this year. Less is more as they say!

    Donnax

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  2. I love choosing our tree and yes it's wonderful when you find exactly the right one.
    I haven't ised tinsel snce the kids wee smal. Last year I had no energy so after hubby put the white lights on the tree, I decided to leave it just as it was -just the tree & lights- pretty.

    Our village green gets a tree every year - last year it was a poor pathetic offering - all stick & no foliage. It became known afectionatly in the village as, " The Credit Crunch Christmas Tree " !!!

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  3. That is a lovely tree Sue. I might have to try a tree without tinsel as you are not the first to mention this. Hope to be getting our tree up soon too
    Take care
    Sarah x

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  4. Simply beautiful..
    sara,fern,iris

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  5. yay! Just starting to feel Christmassy here
    xx

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