In general the program is very Christmassy and Kirstie explains the processes she is going through in classic Kirstie manner. What I can't stand, and it just has driven me crazy, is that she presents the program as a way to cut costs. But nonetheless she has inspired me to DECORATE!
David and I trekked out last night in the cold and the dark to buy our Christmas tree. What an adventure! As I've said before I have first hand experience in Christmas tree selection...but nothing prepared me for the heap of trees chilling at the local garden centre.
After unwrapping a number of cut trees to determine straightnes and girth we finally settled on a Normand Fir (apparently doesn't drop its needles....) and carried it home!! I helped carrying I promise! We put it up almost immediately....sorry Dad, there was no way I was going to let the branches "fall down" first....it was in the door and up up up!!!!
We haven't bought any decorations yet, the few we have already I brought from Toronto (cause I couldn't pass them up) and we are still in debate over what decorations to purchase. We can't decide if we should theme our baubles or just hodgepodge them. But...Luckily....David's mum has a heap of decorations she isn't using this year and has offered for us to go and root through them....I think that is what we will do (especially as the shop's stock is dwindling!).
Today has been all about the DECORATION of a different sort...When we got the tree home it completely took over the dining room. We don't have a large dining room by any stretch of the imagination and with the tree it was more like a tree room and less like a dining room.
But never fear! Brilliant David to the RESCUE!!
CHOP CHOP CHOP off went the bottom three branches and taaadaaaaaa a perfect conical tree!!!