This morning we open the Christmas Barn for the last time this year. There’s only a handful of Christmas trees left, the decorations are looking very depleted and today our customers are collecting their Christmas turkeys.
For the first time in years, we’re not opening on Christmas Eve and so tomorrow will have a day to relax and recharge before the excitement of Christmas. We’ll take a good walk around the farm and cut holly, ivy, mistletoe and greenery for the house. The boxes of baubles and glittering decorations will be brought out, stepladder found and the radio tuned to the carol service from Kings College, Cambridge as I decorate the house. Since the end of November, we’ve had a beautiful Norway spruce tree standing outside the Christmas Barn that I’ve been planning to bring in on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, Bill sold it yesterday. Such is life. One year he sold our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and we only had a branch to decorate. At least we grow our own trees these days, so we can go into the plantation and cut a fresh one.
Wherever you are in the world, if you’re sweltering in a hot place, freezing in the snow or somewhere in between, I hope you have a Joyous and Peaceful Christmas.