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OUR FIRST LONDON CHRISTMAS TREE

JAC + THE BOX CHRISTMAS TREE

Christmas is a bit like marmite, isn’t it? You either love it or you hate it. And hola, I love it. I love the dark evenings just snuggling up on the sofa and listening to some music or watching movies.

So this year, I was not going to let the fact that we had left all of our ornaments up in Scotland get in the way of our real Christmas tree. So off Greg and I trotted one evening last week to a little church garden filled with Christmas trees by my office.

Now before I go any further, we did this while I was filled with the flu and feeling incredibly sorry for myself.

Regardless, we picked our tree and had a good giggle while the tree seller try to squish it through the net thing. And then it was up to us to take it home. We had to carry this fat, six foot tree for a mile back to the flat. It is a walk I usually do every single day but this time, we had to do it with a tree. Obviously I ended up being incredibly useless with the carrying of the tree due to the flu and Greg was gradually getting grumpier so we ended up jumping on a bus to get home.

So the decoration. Firstly, the stand. I don’t have a photo of this because it is not cute. It broke when we got home (queue Greg tantrum number 2) so we have actually tied it the stand. I don’t know how it works, but it does so I don’t want to say anything that might jinx it into falling again.

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The decorations are primarily home made. We have two sets from paperchase, the bells and the London baubles. And then Greg came home one evening with the J and the G as a present for both the tree and me. I absolutely adore them.

The rest are home made. Obviously, the polaroids don’t need an explanation. They are all of our Christmas snaps from the last couple of years and we’ve simply pegged them up like we used to in the old flat.

Then we come to the dried oranges. To be honest, I am not sure if we did this right. It was a lot of guessing late one Sunday night. I have seen so many Instagram lately, and I wanted to see if I could do it too. In short, no I cannot. They have sort of burned a bit (I still can’t work the new oven) and they don’t really smell that amazing. But hey, with a bit of string attached they look alright up there.

So meet our very DIY Christmas tree, how is yours looking? I have a video of the whole picking up the tree fiasco, but it is taking forever to export, never mind upload so I will upload that at a later date.