Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Trimming the tree
Posted by Anna Macoboy
We bought our tree on the weekend but only just got around to decorating it last night. I insist on getting a real tree each year - I just love the smell of them and it wouldn't feel like Christmas without one. We have a total mish-mash of ornaments but I love them because they all have meaning. A lot of them belonged to my grandmother (including the birds, which are my favourite), others were made by me when I was younger, others were bought by James and I when we had our first Christmas together, and others were given to us - like the one with a photo of our little nephew, which is a new addition this year! Instead of a star on top, we have Daikon Man (as we call him - I think his actual name is Aokubi Daikon), who we bought in Japan a few years ago and who does a wonderful job of clinging to the top branches!
I think I'll have to do some wrapping tonight, because what's a tree without presents under it?