A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Day 77 of 365: Deck The Halls
Decorating began today in the flat. I gave this ornament to Matt in 2006 when I came for 10 days to visit over Christmas break. It was my second visit to the UK and our very first Christmas together.
This is "officially" our very first Christmas tree. I used some foil-star garland for the shape of the tree and gold beads for the design -- conveniently attached to the wall with Blu-tack. Lots of artistic skill and patience went into making our tree. Matt was pleased with the end result and Myst has taken a gander, but it's still uncertain if it will survive 8 more days.
The rest of the decorating is still in progress. I've hung a couple of foil decorations from the ceiling and dressed up the mantle a bit. The ceiling decorations are not something I'm used to seeing as much at Christmas in the States, but they do add lots of colour to the room. If we're really lucky the tape will hold well enough that no one will have a "bomb" dropped on them unexpectedly.
It's all coming together though and really beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the Bennett household. Fa la la la la...
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!