Time to take the Christmas stuff out and decorate the house. I think that both Phil and I really need a swig of seasonal spirit. Everyone at the stable has been exchanging Christmas cards, and I need to do mine tonight. (I’ve been putting Kip’s reindeer horns on their horses and photographing them, and I’ll enclose the prints in the cards.) We have a plastic tree; it’s something that I said I would never have, but -aside from really, really missing the fresh pine smell- I don’t mind it. There aren’t needles dropping on the carpet every few minutes, and it’s a lot easier to take down. But I really do miss that foresty pine smell.
I ordered all three seasons of Father Ted on DVD for my family, and I’ll send some cash for my parents, as well. We don’t have much to spend this year, and it was the only thing that I could think of that they would all enjoy. Last year I sent a small watercolour of some of the old buildings in the town where we live, and a selection of goodies that they aren’t familiar with there (Christmas puddings, treacle sponge, prawn crisps, Cadbury’s, Christmas crackers, etc. It was expensive to ship, though – about £70 for the box. :(
Ooops, got to run. Phil’s made lamb and new potatoes tonight…yum. *bounce*