We won’t be home for Christmas, as for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration, we’ve booked ourselves on a Patagonia and Antarctica cruise which leaves from Valparaiso in Chile, ending in Buenos Aires Argentina. We leave here for Chile on December 13th, and arrive back home on 15th January. It’s all very exciting, although I think I’m going to find myself a bit out of my comfort zone as we trek through snow and ice during the seven days of our ‘Antarctic Experience’. We do get free Parkas, and are renting special boots. I’ve also opted for walking poles even though hubby kindly said that I could hold onto him. I really don’t want us both landing up in an embarrassing heap on the ice in front of our fellow passengers.
I decided that I needed to make our home look just a bit Christmassy for the couple of weeks we’re still here, so bought a tree for the front porch.
In our entrance hall, is a granite top which seemed to lend itself to my display of Santas and the Christmas bells which I’ve collected over many years. As you may notice, the renovations aren’t quite finished, but we’re getting there.
Wishing you all a splendid weekend.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is ‘Self’, so I got hubby to take this photo by the tree at the club. It wasn’t until I walked in and saw the Christmas tree, that I realised I was appropriately dressed in red and white and looked like Mother Christmas, or maybe that should be ‘Granny Christmas’ ….. note that there’s no beard.
Happy weekend to you all.
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”
It was so great to see Jake’s new challenge sitting in my inbox today, and I really love his wonderful Christmas animations. It seems that everywhere we go at this time of year, there are Christmas trees, lights and decorations. Here are a few that I saw as I did some frantic last minute shopping before our drive up to New Jersey to spend Christmas with our son and family.
We will be driving up, staying overnight in Savanna and Washington. I know I’d better pack some warm clothes. Last year it was pretty cold up there, but the snow made his house look really pretty. You can see the glow from the Christmas tree through the right hand side window.
Inside it was lovely and warm and the star on the 15 ft tree, just touched the ceiling.
I’m so looking forward to going into the city to see the ginormous tree at the Rockefeller Centre. It’s always quite spectacular even in the daytime. I’d love to see it at night though. The tree, usually a Norway Spruce and about 100 ft tall, is a wonderful New York tradition, and has been put up every year since 1933.
I may not manage to get to all your blogs tomorrow, as I have lots of presents to wrap and packing to do. I will however, try to catch up with you during the 1200 mile journey, as I won’t be doing the driving. 🙂
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