As we roll into the last Christmas here at Pen Y Llechedd, we are in a flap of business as we tidy up the end of the working year. It is our year of celebrating on Boxing Day, as we do each other year, which means Christmas day will be nice and quiet, which we love as much as the others years when it is noisy, messy and fun.
Christmas this year though is a little more subdued as it’s our first with a child having left the nest, but also a new exciting one as my sister in law joins us on Christmas day for this first time in 8 years. In short it is sure to be an emotional day.
Decorating the house has happened slowly this year, as we were not sure if we would still be here on the big day until recently, but here we are ready to go.
Our crazy Christmas tree is up, though terribly difficult to photograph. It’s full of our children’s treasures and makes us smile each and every year, even though it is strange.
We added some garland to the mantle this year, something I’ve been going to do for a long time now. I’m really happy with how it looks, especially at night when the lights are twinkling.
The festive lights carry through to the dinning room where we have an all red show, and our usual stick arrangement. Plenty of bringing nature inside in our house!
A new addition this year with a traditional Christmas tree added to the sitting room. I’ve left the decorations off this one, as I am just in love with the simplicity of it, with lights alone.
Finally we’ve added a new decoration outside, however I’ll leave showing you this one until the Christmas table reveal on Thursday, again different this year as we have had the same for a few years and we felt it needed a freshen up.
We have lights on the house again, which always make us smile, and for the first time, we’ve added some baubles to the Jacaranda tree on the footpath, which has bought many smiles of delight to passers by.
And there we have our Christmas decoration for 2017, our last in Pen Y Llechwedd.
Have you decorated you home this year? Got any outside decorations?