Christmas Trees and Family

Today after Vicky had her hair cut etc, we head out to the Methley Christmas Tree Farm to select our number 1 Christmas Tree for ForkHall. We walked around for around 30 minutes much to the distaste of the boys (although they did enjoy budging around in the muddy tracks from the tractors) before giving in and selecting one of their pre cut trees – the ones they buy in rather than grow and cut down. It is a really good one although at £39 is significantly more expensive than the usual ones that we cut ourselves.

Anyway, here it is on the top of Emily – it is around 5 1/2 feet tall although this picture does not suggest it is more than about 4 feet…


So, the tree is sat in a stand in the conservatory having a large drink and getting used to the new home. We will keep feeding it water for a couple of days before dressing it in readiness for Christmas.

Therefore, we got the decorations out and put the new big tree (that Vicky bought in Costco a few weeks back) up in the lounge and popped the Disney decorations onto it. The lounge is transformed into a lovely Christmas scene and we just need a couple of four way power extension leads to setup Mickey’s Marching Band and the snow scenes and the room is all set.

We also need to look at getting the icicle lights sorted around the front of the house and see if we can set the automation system to drive the lights all properly.

Finally, James and aconite came round before we head out to the tree farm with your Felicity – as you would expect from having James and aconite as parents, the little mite was v content and seemed totally at peace just taking it all in – she also seemed like she could be hungry all of the time – again I think this comes from the parents 🙂 Great to see them doing so fabulously 🙂