Well, it's been an eventful few days in this house.
We decided (very naively in retrospect) that 2 weeks before Christmas would be the ideal time to rip up the carpets in the sitting room and sand the floorboards, thus creating a haven of natural wood and calm.
The stark reality of this task was
Yesterday morning in my haste to go downstairs (wearing slippers and carrying several cups - big mistake), I slipped on the top step and fell down the stairs from top to bottom. The doctor says although I have badly bruised my lower back, I will be fine (I am very lucky), so I am now hobbling about feeling quite sorry for myself.
On the plus side… look at the tree! It's huge (6ft) and very beautiful indeed. Last night Chris wrestled it inside and it filled our small-ish bay window very nicely. It was too late to decorate, so there are only lights to adorn it… but I quite like it like that. I shuffled around taking photos and then we went to bed. We'll decorate it tonight.
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.