06 December 2008

Finally put up our Christmas tree!!

We bought our Christmas tree this morning and what a nightmare we had putting it up. The price of trees really seems to have gone up this year, so rather than buy the type we really like, we opted for a different type, which saved us about £15.

When we got it home we tried to put it in our Christmas tree stand but the darn thing had a two narrow trunk :oS We tried all sorts of things to pack it out but to no avail, we even tried tying an old mouse mat round the trunk. Whatever we did it still wouldn't stand on its own.

Eventually we managed to borrow a smaller stand from Richard's parents, but for some reason the tree still looks drunk. Richard doesn't like it, so that's put a bit of a downer on the whole thing - I tried to decorate it the best I could!!

I don't think it looks too bad?

We also went to the Frost Fayre held by the Church in Mum and Dad's road this afternoon. There wasn't really much to do, and the stalls were all too spread out, so it was a little disappointing.

I did manage to slip in a glass of mulled wine so that was a bonus, and the lights in the street all looked very pretty. Leah liked all the trees and the reindeer!!


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iSew said...

I think it looks quite nice!

(I found your blog by way of LizzieJane. My husband is from Southend, so I had to say hello. His parents live in Westcliff.)

LizzieJane said...

It is dreadful the price they charge for trees, it seems to go up and up every year. I think your tree looks wonderful, i bet Leah just loves it.

Jackie said...

Your Christmas tree looks great! We're putting ours up this weekend and then having a visit to see Santa - that should really put the kids into Christmas overdrive!!