It’s finally December.
Down here, in the southern hemisphere that means it’s the first (and very welcome) day of summer but in this and many households all over the world, it also marks the beginning of all things Christmassy!
Yesterday we spent the day decorating our indoor tree, hanging advent calendars and sorting through wrapping paper, cards, ribbons etc in preparation for the presents.
Our Christmas tree is artificial (due to allergies) so this year has been dubbed our indoor tree and we have bought a little pine that is growing in a pot and though yet to be decorated, has been placed right by the front door. That’s our outdoor tree which we will plant once all the festivities are over.
I love the slightly chaotic build-up to Christmas, the organising of presents, Christmas parties, end-of-school activities and the promise of all those long, hot days still to come.
The summer school holidays start next week and despite there being so much to do, our days will automatically slow down just a bit. Gentle starts in the morning, afternoons spent reading and crafting on the verandah, swims in the river and lovely summer food are what I am most looking forward to.
Is it summer or winter at your place?
What’s your lead up to Christmas like?
Are you enjoying some Christmas knitting?
Me? Well, I’m off to knit a sock…..