It has been quite miserable outside this week so I thought I share our little midweek fun of putting up the Christmas Tree, Nick and I bought this gem for just £10 and I have to confess I was a little worried as we opened it up thinking that half the branches would fall off or be damaged at that price. Much to our surprise it shook down into a perfect tree shape. I worked with Theo to put the lights on as at just 13 he is much taller than me and could reach the top!
Guy and Clio then took over from us with squeals of excitement as trinkets and decorations made from years gone by emerged from the box to take their pride of place once more on the Tree.
By the time it was finished it resembled a bit of a dogs dinner but it is their handiwork, their artwork and all our family memories of Christmases gone by. I think I will actually be quite sad when no one wants to help me decorate the tree and I finally have my magazine like minimalist vision.
Next week I will be onto putting up the holiday cottage and lodge trees, however we always leave a box with the decorations inside so each family can make their own Christmas traditions dressing their tree together.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.