Well the decorations are finally down and it’s all over for another year. The house looks so bare without the twinkling fairy lights and the shimmering baubles. This year’s tree was the best ever and it still didn’t drop many needles, even as I was yanking the baubles off. I quite wanted to keep it up and redecorate it every month with a different theme – but I’m sure everyone would have voted against that idea and had me certified for sure!
There was a great article in The Guardian this week which made me smile http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/house-and-homes-blog/2012/jan/05/remove-christmas-decorations-tree?newsfeed=true Especially the comment about saving this year’s cards for next year’s tags….. Ooops! That’s me!
I do love Christmas and all the activity and planning before hand…. I love the day itself; being surrounded by family – feasting and enjoying each others company. I love the excitement of the unwrapping of presents and the look of sheer joy on the littlest ones face (and the bigger ones too!)
But now it’s all packed away in the loft for another year and we turn the page into January; for new starts and new year’s resolutions.
I read somewhere recently about a family discovery of a diary that gave a real unexpected insight into the life and times of the writer. Then I read about Driver Ross’s diary of life as a POW in WWII (It’s here, behind the paywall, http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/Magazine/Features/article843572.ece) but you can read his tweets @DriverRoss. So I was inspired to try again to keep a diary in 2012. I’ve bought a large A4 page a day one and feel like it will be part jottings, part clippings, part scrapbook and ideas! I’ll let you know how it goes…..