You can't find real snow around here these days, but Arthur and I lucked into this guy! Not very convincing, is it? Ah well... We know what a real snowman should look like!
And here is our little wee tree, decorated with handmade stuff, found objects (you wouldn't believe how many bike reflectors fall off bikes around here!) and a few charity shop baubles. We had to go on a quest for candy canes. We went to several shops which had sold out, and we were told by the sweet shop in the market that if we got there early on the weekend (last weekend!) there would be a couple of boxes, so we did manage to procure some, but it was a struggle. The postman has been delivering packages, so the space under the tree is filling up!
No snow, rare candy canes.... But we successfully made Midnight Brownies for Santa, so all will be well. (And baking brownies at least disguised the smell of Stinking Bishop, which is very hard to contain. We're eating it as fast as we can...) I've got brussels sprouts, wine, ice cream. All systems are go. We just have to clear a path through the living room so Santa doesn't trip over anything in the night!
Happy Christmas to you, and we can all celebrate that we've passed the solstice and the sun is coming back!