It doesn’t seem like only weeks ago that I couldn’t wait to get the box out of storage, and excitedly extracted all the little decorations from their yearly hiding place and put them on the tree.
We took it in turns to place baubles, and drape tinsel, and I enjoyed turning the lights off on a night in the living room so that I could enjoy watching telly to the twinkle of the colourful fairy lights.
Now even though I still like to sit in the glow of the tree, I’m also feeling the urge to kick at the clutter and boot the whole blasted lot off back into hibernation for another twelve months.
Whereas at the beginning of the month the tree was put up in a nice, clean and tidy room,it now seems to have morphed into the local tip due to the amount of crap that seems to have accumulated under it and round it.
Stray Christmas toys that seem to have migrated from the bedrooms and ended up under the tree.
Cards that keep falling off the windowsill and ending up under there too.
Roll on January the 1st when I’m taking the whole lot down and getting the room all tidy and back to normal again.