We’ve been decorating!
We have lights! The Advent calendar is well underway, having been loaded with chocolate. It has been explained to Mr 4, that it is not a free-for-all (slightly belatedly). The stockings are up. They go up as soon as the rest of the decorations – they are so nice, that it would be a shame to only have them out for one night. They hang behind the lights and Advent calendar, and will come to the front on Christmas Eve.
The tree has been decorated too. Miss 10 wanted to decorate it this year, so I stood back and let her (OK, sat back on the sofa, biting my tongue at the thought of some of the decorations I love not going on the tree, and some I dislike going on instead). This is a front view.
Actually, this photo manages to capture a glimpse of 5 of my cloisonne bells, which are my absolute favourite tree decorations. I snuck them into Mr 4’s hands and he hung them up when I thought that Miss 10 might overlook them. Oh, and don’t look at the back of the tree. It’s rather bare.