Rory’s first Christmas
When we just had Valentine, we bought some lovely vintage sixties glass baubles. Valentine never goes near the decorations. But when we got Rory as a kitten we decided we’d go with fake tree and cheap decorations in case he was different. Well – of course he was different. Anything shiny, dangly, sparkly – he’s on it, in it, chewing it.
So for several years we stuck with the fake and cheap and regularly shouting at Rory to stop chewing the lights.
This year, though, Steve had got sick of the fake and the cheap, the shouting and the kitten-proofing. So we bought a real tree in a pot, and against my better judgement put up the vintage sixties baubles.
So how’s it going? Well, apart from some interest the other morning when the decs were sparkling in the sun (he is obsessed with sparkles and reflections) he’s kept away. I don’t know if it’s the real tree – smells funny and is pointy – or if he’s grown up… Let’s see if we, and the tree, can make it through the holiday season though!
Oohh – what’s that shiny thing?
Oohh there’s another shiny thing up there…
The shiny things torment me.
Week 2 of my ‘Toys experiencing Christmas’ theme.
My photo-a-day theme for Christmas week was lights.
Christmas tree light on our windowsill
Crescent moon and neighbour’s lights
Christmas lights and (brief) snowfall
Made by swinging a small string of lights
Outdoor lights out of focus
Lights reflected in my spoon during Christmas dinner
Battery operated lights displayed in a wineglass
This week we have celebrations, birthday toasts and memories of school days.
Putting away the Christmas decorations
Roof tops of Hitchin from Windmill Hill
Lego LotR characters toast The Professor’s birthday.
1970s homework book. Not mine – my husband’s
New Year fireworks
This week I concentrated on close-up festive images. We have fibre-optic lights, a Lego Father Christmas and reindeer cupcakes.
Fibre-optic decoration from Ikea
Dr Who and the Christmas tree. Character Building Dr Who and cake decoration tree.
Owl of the week tree decoration.
Lego Santa from minifigures series 8
Christmas tree at Dad’s house
Fairy from the top of the tree. I found ‘the slut fairy’, as we call her, in a charity shop a few years ago. She has a delightfully askew tiara and a come-hither expression.
This week we have the sun, moon and Christmas stars.
Sunrise and moon
owl of the week. Carved owls
Robin on a twig
Robin on a blackberry bush
Christmas lights in Letchworth Garden City
Rory and his toys