Today we will take our tree down. We will let the candles burn down once more, listen to the choir sing on our dinky little cd player. We’ll carefully untangle the decorations, take off the apples and straw stars, unwrap the paper roses from the tree’s branches. We will wrap Mary and Joseph and the baby in tissue paper, and the three kings. We will wait for the husband to manoeuvre the tree out into the garden, and hoover up the needles behind them.

The fairies decorated our Christmas tree the night before Christmas Eve, but they’ll need help tidying up, now that it’s all over. Maybe it will convince Kaya, who insists that Christmas can’t be over just yet – because “we didn’t have any snow!”.

We didn’t get any snow, but we had a lovely time. The first Christmas with the four of us – just the four of us, without (extended) family. Also, the four of us – Batu’s first Christmas.

But now it is time to pack away all those bits of magic into their respective boxes. The windows will look a little bare for a while, without the stars.Β The living room will look a little emptier and a little bigger, and I won’t have to twist my arms around the tree to get to the bookcase any more.

It was lovely, and now I am ready for the rest of January, the rest of the year to unfold.

IMG_0273Weekending with Amanda.
How has yours been?


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4 Responses to Weekending

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Tree’s down, decorations carefully packed away, long walks and back to real life tomorrow!

  2. Renee says:

    Happy new year, Svenna πŸ™‚ (I might have greeted you ‘happy new year’ once or twice before already? I tell you my brain is just mush since I’ve become a mum – haha!)

    We took our decorations down yesterday and the house feels bigger and emptier. I’m sure it will feel full again very soon. Happy to hear that you all had a lovely Christmas πŸ™‚ Like you, it was our first Christmas on our own too and it was pretty special.

    Catch you soon and lots of love, light, joy and blessings for 2013!

    • No worries, there can never be too much happiness in a new year! πŸ™‚ And I know all about the mushy brain!
      Our living room is huge now! But we’re slow taking everything down. The window stars are still up, and there is little piles of decorations all over the place..
      Wishing you all the best for a happy new year too!

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