18 December 2010
day 18:: christmas present
So here we are, the weekend before Christmas, time to put up the tree and the decorations. John was despatched to cut greenery just as the snow started to settle, and then sent out again later for more. We spent about 8 hours clearing the room, rearranging the furniture, polishing, swabbing and hoovering. I had to have a cup of hot chocolate before the appointed hour to sustain myself. By tea time, the snow was a few inches deep, the street was quiet, the recycled "tree" was re-positioned after its last appearance, the decorations hung, the lights switched on, and all was right with the world.