Carrying the Christmas tree home by boxplayer

Carrying the Christmas tree home

Found the perfect Christmas tree today at Ruby Stables - not all that big, but was still rather heavy for Dave to carry and he kept shifting it from one shoulder to the other.

Woke up quite early at 4.20 this morning and trotted down the hall to the loo. While there, felt the most enormous vibration hit the house - like something had fallen on the roof. Was wondering what it could be - maybe one of the foxes, but they're far too light and nimble surely. Not someone breaking the back door down surely - I'd have heard something crashing in.

Couldn't really get to sleep after that and so then gave up and got my tablet out to have a look at photobooks. Was only when I quickly went onto Facebook that I found out that the vibration had been caused by a sonic boom from RAF jets scrambled to intercept a suspect plane - all the way in Lincolnshire - apparently the boom had woken up half of London and the home counties.

Did manage to fall asleep after that before being woken by Dave coming back to bed having made himself a cup of coffee - no tea for me mind you. Having not had a chance before, I quickly stuffed some chocolates into the first week of our advent calendar and we opened the first one - along with getting the Jacqui Lawson online one set up on the laptop.

Had a quick halloumi fry-up then rushed out into the cold bright day to look at Christmas trees - they had quite a few in all sizes and we decided on this one - not too tall and not too wide either.

Back home, I heated up some gloggi (Finnish mulled wine) and we had crumpets before Dave went up into the loft to unearth all the Christmas boxes. Got the tree into a pot and onto the desk we use to put it on but will save the decorations for later in the week.

Cooked up a massive pot of lentil, squash and veggie sausage stew. Think might be time for another glass of mulled wine and an evening of telly - His Dark Materials and the last episode of The War of the Worlds.

Heating up the mulled wine

1 December 2019
Walthamstow E17
Sounds like a nice day... my evening will be the same but minus the mulled wine!
December 1st, 2019  
Fantastic Christmas scene,,,,hope you were singing as you walked! I am envious of you4 real tree, the first time in my life we are having an imitation tree this time. We had vouchers so decided to spend it on a large false tree with attached lights....hope I will be happy with it but thinking of ease in the future & when we are in our modern streamlined new place the false one will look okay!
December 1st, 2019  
@happypat I'm sure you will love it - I love fibre optic trees. Last year was the first year we'd ever had a real one. Before that we'd had a little fibre optic one - I still love it so much we've got it up as well in the kitchen!
December 1st, 2019  
What a great view down your road. The tree looks fab!
December 1st, 2019  
That tree looks like a good size. Every year I think about getting a real tree but then at the last minute out comes the little fibre optic with ornaments already attached.
December 1st, 2019  
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