It's nearly one o'clock on Christmas morning here and I've only just sat down, I've been buzzing all day. The upshot of this is I'll have bugger all to do after this time of the bed: shove things in oven, open and delight in gifts, eat. That's my kind of day.
After wracking my brains over how to make the house look at least a bit Christmasy without space for a tree I dashed out to Flowers By Fiona, our local florist for inspiration,
and bought some floral things around which to stack the presents.
This didn't seem quite enough so I dragged some holly and ivy in from the garden and generally
and greenery around.
I even found a spot for our faithful old star.
Still, the lack of a tree bothered. Christmas without a tree feels odd. Then I got an idea and I think this idea came to me because I know you, you've all shared so many ideas over the year, so thank you once more.
The Shields 2010 Christmas tree.
Do hope you all have a marvellous Christmas, XXXXXXX