We arose early yesterday morning amid much excitement, firstly because we were able, at last, to open the first drawer of our Advent Calendar and secondly we could also start to deck our halls! Usually we leave it until about the middle of Advent, but this year, after much robust and Vimto fuelled debate, we decided to “go for it” on the very first day of the Season of Joy and Yule logs …..
Nigel very ably assisted Lucy in the front room, festooning it greatly, but tastefully in shades of purple, and blue ….
….. while Darrell and I tackled the lounge …. with a carefully selected range of baubles and trinkets, chosen by Darrell, using all of his artistic flair …..
…… and mainly because the colours matched the cushions on our festive settee almost exactly ….. the hours he spent scouring the aisles of Poundland have certainly paid off!
We have tried to spare no detail …. even down to the doormat, which we hope will encourage Nigel to wipe his feet a little more often, thus helping to alleviate the trail of mucky devastation he generally leaves behind him when he comes home!
We even have gold chargers this year, which Darrell informs us is what our friend Hugh (who lives the showbiz life) serves all his meals on, festive or otherwise, in Notting Hill. Darrell says that we too will be all de rigueur this Christmas…. and who am I to doubt him?