After Rachel set out the Christmas village the other week, our decoration plans for the house hit a bit of a road bump.
Through her work, Rachel got parachuted in to help a new client (allied to an existing one) deal with some major "crisis management" (one of her company's specialities).
However, this meant for a week she was in a different office - much further away from here - and seemingly working 24/7 - even once home.
Hopefully that's now over.
That said, we wanted to make sure we did our first Christmas in the new home in grand festive style, so Rachel has gone to town in ensuring the Christmas spirit has seeped into every corner of the ground floor.
Over the years, Rachel and I have accumulated a LOT of Christmas decorations and we finally have the room to display it all (I think we have all of it up).
However, that didn't stop Rachel from investing in some more decorations, including an American-style tree base train (inspired by watching cute videos of puppies and Christmas trains).
This was met with some consternation by our own pupster:
|The Snowman seems happy to be on our rear decking|
|Kevin The Carrot watches TV in the lounge|
|Can you spot the Jawas?|
|Below you will see a video of our new singing dog, which resides in the downstairs' loo for the holidays|
|Nativity scene crafted by my late parents: mum made the pottery people and dad built the stable from scratch|
|The Spider-stocking that Rachel got me some time ago has a new home|
|Yappy Christmas for Alice!|
|Hulk smash Christmas! A purchase from our local comic-con several years ago!|
|Five years later the Spider-mas decoration makes it to the tree|
Many of our neighbours have wonderful outdoor light displays in their front gardens, which has inspired us to want to join in.
That may well become a project for the future.