We started off by visiting Chester to see the Big Wheel that has been put up. But unfortunately the weather was really miserable. I don't mean snow. I mean dull, grey and rain - and, of course, cold. So we didn't actually go on the Wheel today - we're going to save that for a better day. But we did some Christmas shopping. And then went for a most excellent lunch at 1539 - which is the restaurant attached to Chester Racecourse. It was superb!!! All the better because I didn't have to prepare it or wash up! Seriously, a really lovely meal.
Then we came home - and put up our trees. We have two - one in the Snug and one on the upstairs landing. Both are really beautiful. We don't do clean and simple trees, or ones that have a theme. We go for lots of tinsel, lights, baubles and kids bits. They are such fun. So here they are:
|Our Big Tree - in the Snug - it's about 7 feet tall - and it's totally wonderful!!!|
|The Big Tree - in the dark showing how the lights sparkle|
|Our smaller tree on the landing - I've realised there's a bit of a theme here - silver, white, pink - pretty!|
I love to sit in the Snug in the evening with the lights off and watch the Christmas tree lights as they sparkle. It's so pretty and so relaxing. A great way to unwind. So I'm going to be the first to wish everyone Season's Greetings!!
And that's all for this evening. I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards - I still have plenty to make. I also have to come up with a couple of simple designs for our Cub Scouts (aged 8 - 10) to make for their parents, as well as some for the Scouts (aged 10½ - 14) to make. See you tomorrow.