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So it's first December

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hermioneweasley Sun 01-Dec-13 15:01:12

House is decorated and I am now sat on my arse, guzzling chestnuts and stollen, watching "Arthur Christmas". Christmas has begun!

Misfitless Sun 01-Dec-13 16:04:31

Smug, you are!
Jealous, I am! (And sounding like Yoda!)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 01-Dec-13 16:09:56

I sent DH and DD up to the attic to find the advent tree (DH had looked twice but couldn't find it) hmm

So we have it set up with the Christmas Advent chocolate bars (Lakeland)

No other decorations untill next weekend. DS birthday ,

tchenvy stollen though (curses self for not buying at Sainsburys)
But I've got mincemeat pies.

hermioneweasley Sun 01-Dec-13 16:23:49

Have lit Christmassy candles too.

Misfitless - yes I am smug. Yes you do sound like Yoda. grin

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 01-Dec-13 16:32:43

Decks don't go up until the Saturday before Christmas here.

elQuintoConyo Sun 01-Dec-13 16:37:38

Have had first choccy from advent calendar and AMAZING German first Sunday in advent brunch with assorted yumminess. But decorations don't go up until weekend of 14th, after DS's birthday and my DM leaves grin

Mogz Sun 01-Dec-13 17:09:08

We've just finished putting the tree up and are watching the end of Blues Brothers, an age old tradition for DH. I still need to find some way to afix the wreath to the front door though, any ideas?

Misfitless Sun 01-Dec-13 17:12:42

Blue tack?
A nail?
Sorry, will stop being jealous and bitter, starting!

Misfitless Sun 01-Dec-13 17:13:19

No more nails? wink

ziggiestardust Sun 01-Dec-13 17:15:46

mogz go to B&Q tomorrow and get a hook Command Strip. It's what I've used. Really good, and they don't mark either when you've finished.

House decorated, went out to The White Company and chose some pretty bits with DS (3) and then we went out to lunch together. It's sort of our 'thing'. I'll enjoy it whilst he still wants to come out to lunch with me; give it another 10 years and I'll be too boring grin

House is now festooned (such a lovely word) in fairy lights and scented candles; 1/3 off from Sainsburys wink I know where the deals are!

Sitting down to a cup of tea in a snowman mug whilst DS watches Toy Story.

ziggiestardust Sun 01-Dec-13 17:17:09


Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 01-Dec-13 17:19:13

What will you do for the next month?

The DSs have opened their advent calendars, and we have put out the nativity.

Tree will be purchased next weekend.

kiwidreamer Sun 01-Dec-13 17:23:15

baaaah I really wanted to be doing festooning today but got stuck out clearing leaves and sorting the back garden from the new fence going in last week and freaking out over the MASSIVE holly tree that has been lopped by neighbours to allow said new fence but has been left in our garden to dispose of feck knows how.

crushed my plans of chrismassing the house and drinking tea while scoffing first mince pie of the season bah humbug!!

Mogz Sun 01-Dec-13 17:25:54

Ziggy thanks, that's a great idea. Misfitless would you be less bitter if I shared my lebkuchen with you?

MamaBear17 Sun 01-Dec-13 17:29:41

We did the tree yesterday and took dd on the Santa express today. It was lovely! Next weekend we have dds nursery Christmas event, the week after dd has s Christmas play date either her cousin and the final weekend before will be a trip to soft play. Not that I've been planning since October or anything....

TheXmasLogIn Sun 01-Dec-13 18:00:00

DC woke up this morning (5.30am, trial run for the 25th I think) to find their elves had returned, bring advent calendars and a new bauble each.

I gave in and said we could put the tree up today, if they helped me with the cleaning first. they set to work on the hall while I did the living room. What actually happened was I decided to completely rearrange the living room (which involved some minor rewiring of the electrics and buying new carpet blush)

Tree never went up, but is out of the loft and I lit a Christmas scented candle while the DC put some Stickers on the windows. Now watching Happy Feet and practising songs for the first carol concert on Tuesday.

hermioneweasley Sun 01-Dec-13 18:12:18

TheXmas, I'd say that's a very good start.

Left over paint for kitchen was under Xmas decorations so I've been touching up marks on walls this afternoon. Feeling less festive now!

princesscupcakemummyb Sun 01-Dec-13 18:39:44

havent put my decs or tree up yet gotta go dec shopping first

SteamWisher Sun 01-Dec-13 19:34:01

DD's birthday tomorrow so no Xmas decorations until we've celebrated that!

So next weekend for us in the Wisher household.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 01-Dec-13 22:53:41

(after setting up the advent tree)
Put the Dunelm Mill gingerbread man throw and cushions on the sofa

Put the Nordic grey duvet cover and lovely Primark flannel sheets (white with tiny navy reindeer ) on the bed

Smugly walked by all the tacky Christmas Jumpers because mine is a black with gold sequin reindeer pattern one from Quacker Factory that is years old and still festive and tasteful. And it's washed and hanging in the wardrobe. tchwink

I still need to declutter (loads)
Did the pantry on Wednesday

Sort through the crockery

Take a load of clothes to charity shop

Getting there eventually.

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