Countdown to Christmas Dec 14th: It’s done

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The decorations have been put up now, though I will admit im a bit disappointing my mum did it instead, when she did promise me and Sam were to do it, and I am a bit annoyed, Mum.I know you’re ill, I was nice to you, but you did promise, and that upsetted me a bit.

We have blue, green and purple baubles, by the way.The Christmas tree is a German tradition, which started in the Rhineland around the 18th Century, and was brought to Britain by Queen Victoria (a Hanover) and her hubby Albert.The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights. Today, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes.An angel or star may be placed at the top of the tree, to represent the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.Though we still have trees for Christmas, we also use environmentally friendlier plastic ones (which we own).

Also, I sorted out Christmas cards.I’m not going to talk much about cards, as you know what they are (and if you don’t, I insult you).I have written 15, and I’ve got rid of 12, and i have 3 more to give (One going stateside), and I only write a small amount of cards because I don’t want to use them up, and I only feel like giving certain amounts, and everyone else gets hugs or Christmas wishes.Personally, I like hugs better than card, hugs are more intimate and mean more and in the cold it makes you feel WARM inside.

And PUPPIES! More tomorrow.

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