Archive for the ‘Christmas tree’ Category


December 28, 2006


 The tree looks great! Hubs came home, saw the tree from the car and smiled from ear to ear. It was all worthwhile.

 I was lucky enough to get 3 new sets of lights for 30 euro. I took some pics (Santa brought me a digital camera) but the flash was too bright. I’ll try again tonight on this page..

The camera has so many settings, bear with me!

Not again!

December 27, 2006


 We were watching T.V. last night (myself and the children) and the bloody darn Christmas tree lights blew. There was a run of about 20 lights left to decorate a 7ft tree. 

 So, plan of action…

 Strip the tree and tweak the lights before Hubs gets home from work. Taking everything off the tree was easy enough, the kids loved that bit. Taking the 4 sets of lights off without getting them tangled together was a nightmare. That was 5pm yesterday, the lights are still in the kitchen wrapped around the kitchen chairs awaiting a tweak…

The Christmas Tree Saga (part two)

December 6, 2006

tree.gif Not as big as I remember!…

The Christmas Tree Saga (Part one)

December 5, 2006

catchristmastree.gif The tree is in place, but none of the lights are working. Why does that happen? Maybe it’s because they were in a plastic bag in the attic. I don’t know. Anyway, I’m off to Woodies for more…….

* Before I ventured out, I thought, maybe the bulbs are loose. They were! Had a little tweek and ‘Hey Pesto’ (a culinary term I like to use) The set of red lights have been chewed by a mouse, so that’s what I’m up to at the moment, trying to fix them….

This years theme

December 1, 2006

b712.jpg I’ve decided on my theme for the tree. It’s going to be red, all red. We had the lounge repainted recently, the chimney breast is ‘Fireside Red’. I bought red scatter cushions, too.  Usually, I would put a garland on the fireplace with small baubles dangling off it. I’m not sure whether to do that this year. Any suggestions?

Oooh, some nice ideas here