Julie writes - November 15 - Let's talk Christmas!
Traditional Carols"Deck the Halls with boughs of holly"
Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols"
"I sing of a Maiden that is makeless"
"Adam lay y bounden"
To me, Christmas is more about music than decorations...
When do you start decorating for Christmas? not until December...
Do you go out?
Of all days, Christmas Day is the day to spend at home.
Put up a tree?
Yes, once it would've been a fir, complete with roots and then it could be planted out.
Now, fibre optic trees have become popular and can look pretty.
Decorate with a theme?.
I usually visit a garden centre that puts on a special display of Christmas decorations.... and plan in my mind, but that's as far as it gets..
Christmas dinner isn't until early evening...the morning is spent organizing the turkey and trimmings...
Hopefully there'll be fresh Brussels sprouts and sage from neighbour's garden.
Dessert will be a Dutch recipe - vanilla ice cream topped with cream and Advocaat.