Sunday, December 18, 2011
Remember how I said we weren't getting a Christmas tree?
Well, never mind.
I wasn't entirely happy with my earlier attempts at decorating for the holidays. Somehow a spray of piney boughs on our windowsill just looked a little pathetic.
Yesterday as I was walking through the Portobello Road market, on my way to drop off our cleaning and pick up a few things from Tesco, I passed the usual Christmas tree vendors. I decided I would just ask how much a small tree costs.
It turned out to be only £25, which I thought was pretty reasonable. (Considering it's Portobello Road, I'm sure there are cheaper trees to be had elsewhere, but as I said that didn't seem so bad.) So I bought one, brought it home, stripped my earlier decoration of its lights, ornaments and ribbons and added them to the tree. Voila!
Now we just need to go buy some presents! Apparently Dave and I are both procrastinating in that department this year. We've bought a few things, but they're "experiential" gifts so they don't come in a box -- leaving us with a rather bare-looking tree.
As you can see, the dogs are oblivious. I think even Wabi and Sabi are paying more attention to the tree than Ernie and Ruby are!