The rest of the weekend was filled with food, friends, my mum's school's Christmas fair, washing-up and Christmas cheer. We picked up our gorgeous little Christmas tree which Mama had bought for us, our friends brought us some mince pies (I'm going to have my first of the year today, yay!) and we retrieved our box of Christmas decorations from the darkest, spider-iest depths of the garage. This is what I spent yesterday afternoon doing and I don't care if it is too early, Mr B and I want to make the most of our pretty tree! Meisha was so intrigued by the glitter, pine smell and dangling baubles. With eyes as big as saucers, and a very cheeky glint, she sat hidden away under the boughs for the rest of the evening (probably in the hope we would leave her alone with this new uber-toy).
I bought lots of birds for our tree this year. Birdtreedecorations are a tradition in my family - my Opa and Oma had them in their tree and Mama still has a couple of these really old decorations. They are all faded now and so delicate, but they're still wonderfully pretty. My birds look so shiny and new but one day, hopefully, they'll be tarnished from life, love and lots of Christmas'!
As for my random post title, today's advent calender door opened to show a little black cat. I was so excited to open up the door and see what today's picture was! I don't think I'll ever grow out of advent calenders. When Mr B and I have children I'll still have to buy a calender for myself I think. That's nothing to be ashamed of is it?