#TheOrdinaryMoments – Decorating For Christmas

It’s official – December is upon us and it’s finally time for the Christmas countdown.

The kids woke early this morning to find that Rocko (the Elf) had returned in style by wedging himself into a toilet roll and rolling from top to bottom down the stairs. He had apparently written “I’m back” along the toilet roll and attached to his hand was a letter from the North Pole and £2 from the Tooth Fairy who he’d obviously bumped into whilst on his travels…

Having finally cleared up the trail of toilet roll, the kids were eager to open their advent calendars. Thankfully we’ve reduced the calendars a little this year, it’s all very well Aunties, Uncles, Nanas and Grandads buying advent calendars for the kids but there’s only so much chocolate that a kid should consume before 9 am!

This afternoon we got the decorations down from the attic and made a start on getting the house decorated for Christmas. First up was the Christmas tree, which despite swearing that I’d replace I decided to give it a final year of glory aka save some pennies.

#TheOrdinaryMoments - Decorating For Christmas

The kids were desperate to decorate the tree. Usually, I cringe at their efforts and move the baubles around later once they are in bed. However, both J & E seemed to get the idea of balance this year and I’ve barely had to move a single bauble.

In total, it took us just under two hours to decorate the house which is pretty impressive in comparison to previous years. It’s the second year of dealing with decorations for our basset hound and unfortunately, she seems far more interested this year than last… Here’s hoping that the fairy hangs on tight as I foresee trouble ahead.

Having dusted well wiped and decorated I am now looking forward to pouring myself a glass of Bailey’s, enjoying some festive food and sitting to watch Phillip Schofields ‘How To Spend It Well At Christmas’. You can’t beat a bit of the silver fox and his festive finds.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

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  1. December 7, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    It sounds like you guys really get into the elf spirit! I refuse to have one – I’m so bah humbug on the elf front! x

    • December 7, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      Hey we never wanted one lol

  2. December 15, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    Sounds like you guys are having a great time with the festivities xx

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