Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Attempting some Christmas cheer

Little tree in the sitting room

I've not been feeling the joy so much this year, too much going on I think, nothing in particular but lots of little things in the background. Also the lack of little excitable children to add to the spirit. The only excitement shown from Harry was an eager scampering up the stairs to the attic to drag all the decorations down .  After he helped Mike put the big tree up he scampered back up stairs to his x-box. Not that a 14 year old scampers - stomps might be the more appropriate word. I think Mike stomped back to the TV to watch Gold Rush, Extreme fishing or something to do with cars & left me to get on with it. Rob was in the pub. Pfft! 


I do like my new nutcracker ornament though, can you see that he is an advent calendar. 


A little attempt to bring some Christmas cheer to one of the worktops in the kitchen. I added a few things to highlight the lack of tiles & painting to Mike & also I displayed the sockets he is yet to put up!! The only remark I got from him was a suspicious 'When did the bowl & plate arrive'? - 'January' I snapped back. Then smiled sweetly & added ' Quite possibly the same time the sockets & tiles arrived too darling' 

Pfft!! Enjoy your day my dears I'm back in the office Pfft! xx

28 comments:

  1. Your tree looks lovely Jo, I don't think men and boys when they get older feel the christmas spirit like us ladies x

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  2. ha - that last line had me laughing! :) My tree is in the backyard - still to drag it inside.

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  3. Not sure that we'll even put the tree up this year, as there will only be two of us. Both boys live interstate and DD will be in Sydney with the in-laws. I do have a box that would look good under a tree, so maybe I'll do something. Watch my space (lol). Hope the kitchen gets finished soon and take care.

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  4. It's looking much more Christmassy,maybe you need a bit of holly on your sockets though. Ha ha x

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  5. Teenagers are strange creatures. Mine regularly causes earthquakes when he stomps around the house, usually searching for food. You made me smile, the exchange between you and your husband could have been heard at ours! x

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  6. Haha good for you, I'm not feeling it either and might not even bother with the tree, I honestly don't think my family would notice. Your tree looks very pretty. :) xx

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  7. This post made me smile. Have a good week. Flighty xx

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  8. That's men for you. Not much Christmas cheer here either. I can't face the spiders in the loft ;0)

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  9. I would imagine its the same the world over, most if not all the Christmas preparations are done by women aren't they?? It has been a few years but I remember the stroppy teenager well.

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  10. Oh same here my friend- none of the children are remotely excited apart from J who is away at uni! M is grumpy about the whole thing if anyone mentions xmas until a week before and even I am struggling to find my mojo a little this year. Giggling at the sockets and the plate! I have told M you are threatening to decorate Mike's man cave with bunting unless the kitchen gets done and he glanced rather nervously in the direction of his shed :o) XX

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  11. This post made me giggle, especially about the plug sockets! Glad you're in the festive spirit, I'm a bit the same - I'm putting it down to this mild weather as I'm trying to force myself to get fully into the Christmas spirit! xx

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  12. Ugh! Even though I have actually managed to put up the tree, my Christmas cheer is nowhere to be found.
    We haven't got any children and my husband is disinterested (hates it , maybe) in any type of festivities. So for 27 or so years it has been me doing all the Christmassy stuff and I'm at a point that my festive spirit has been beaten.
    Going to make a last push for it though as I've invited friends over for the 27 th and I'll be catering for about 20 people.

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  13. I do miss the excitement of little ones, no one to take to see Father Christmas. Your tree's looking lovely xx

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  14. oh I know the feeling, I love putting up the tree and I always get the same here-she-goes-again look from the bearded wonder
    I love that nutcracker, he's so sweet! xxx

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  15. Ha ha, that was a good reply. We haven't got our tree up yet, hopefully this weekend. I think a lot of the excitement goes out of Christmas when there's no longer any little ones around, though I'm a bit like a big kid myself so I still get excited.

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  16. Grand children here so full on festive, you Rey to hubby perfect, we are all the same.

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  17. I've put our tree up this weekend, but it does seem more of a chore now that my daughter's are no longer at home. Just having it there has made me feel more Christmassy.

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  18. I don't usually find the time to put the tree up until the weekend before christmas and then regret not doing it sooner! My son usually helps and won't be home until the 19th this year so I expect the usual last minute ritual will prevail. Has your husband now been shamed into putting up the electric sockets? :) Cx

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  19. It seems lots of people are feeling the same. No doubt the time will come here as well when I'm the only one who's putting out the festive things. So I shall make sure I enjoy the screaming enthusiasm and arguing over the baubles this year. I do like the festive bowl of plugs. I fear you may have been too subtle though. I have learned through long and bitter experience that IT ALL NEEDS TO BE SPELLED OUT IN CAPITALS AND UNDERLINED TWICE. CT's idea of bunting round the man cave couldn't hurt either. CJ xx

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  20. Somehow its just not the same without small children, we don't decorate much any more as we usually get invited out to the kids (great, no cooking )
    I'm with you on the sockets, I've been waiting years for a socket so that I can have outdoor lights, somehow I don't think I'll ever get them. lol
    Briony
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  21. Good for you getting the tree up. I'm nowhere near it yet but don't feel so bad about it now that I've noticed that some folk are of the same opinion this year! Think everyone seems a little unsettled at the moment.

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  22. Do I sense a little "bah humbug" about you? I don't even have the decorations out of the crawlspace yet, so you're far ahead of me! I'm flitting in and out of Christmas spirit these days. Maybe some rum and egg nog would do us both some good eh?
    Wendy

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  23. I LOVE your answer to him! Meow!
    I hope you get the kitchen finished, and how typical that he only notices what he wants to notice!

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  24. Conversations repeated in many households up and down the land I am sure! Your decorations - by you! - look really great. Hope that you are enjoying them! xx

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  25. I shouldn't laugh but I did. It resonates so well. Glad you are decorating with sockets in style, makes it look Christmassy. Hoping the Christmas spirit joins you fully soon x

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  26. I am having trouble myself, thank goodness for Little Buddy he is very excited.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  27. Hi ... my first visit to your blog, and your Christmas decorations look good.

    All the best Jan

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  28. i love seeing what every one does for their Christmas decor. what fun & so festive!! i love the nutcracker. i have always wanted one but have yet to add one to my collection. ( :

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