My Christmas tree 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

I have been a very busy bee over the last couple of months. So busy that once again, I've completely worn myself out despite resting lots between each 'thing'. 

Anyway, I'm hoping to write a few Christmassy posts over the next couple of days so please keep checking back! 
As it's Christmas Eve, literally 18 minutes till Christmas Day I thought I would quickly write a post about my Christmas tree. Anyone who's read the blog for any length of time knows that I love Christmas. I have a tiny bedroom yet I will still move furniture to squeeze a 5ft slim tree in the corner every year. I bloody love my tree. It has no theme but I can pretty much tell you where every ornament is from and why it's special.

So here are some new decorations for this year and a couple of older ones too.

So firstly this lovely cocktail glass from Harrods. This is a good story. We were at the Royal Marsden for my weekly chemotherapy. I'd had a scan, my first since surgery and further chemo. I'd been so nervous waiting for the result, which was 'no evidence of active disease'. We were elated! I love Harrods Christmas department to see all the beautiful decorations. We used to go every year. Well, after that result, mum and I jumped on the bus and off we went. The department had only been open a few days but we saw this and thought it screamed celebration.

I also bought this little stocking. Firstly, I adore London. Secondly, if I travel somewhere I get a decoration for my tree as a souvenir. I have a New York stocking and it matched so well I couldn't resist a London one too! 

This next one is also from Harrods but I didn't buy it. My lovely friends Stacie and Mark, actually emailed Harrods with my story and they sent me this beauty! A complete surprise when a Harrods box arrived but so incredibly kind of everyone involved. It also really reminds me of Christine's masquerade dress from Phantom so it has a double meaning for me.

This one is another example of my travel collection. I finally made it to Copenhagen this year after cancelling last minute last year when I received my cancer diagnosis. The trip therefore had huge meaning for me (separate blog coming). If you want to see all my travel related decs let me know in the comments.

The next was too cute to resist. It sums up my love of Christmas, cakes and afternoon tea! A TKMaxx (my most favourite shop!) find. 

The last couple of decorations are handmade by me of which there are a fair few on my tree. I love to make something myself! Anyway I realised that for a very big Harry Potter fan I had nothing HP on my tree. So I decided to rectify that.... fairly easy DIY's once I got the hang of them! 

Finally, I became a godmother this year to beautiful baby Lilly. I was delighted to get this beautiful decoration from her for my tree. 

I hope you enjoyed hearing some of my stories, or at least weren't too bored! 
It's officially Christmas Day now so a very happy Christmas to you all, may you have the best day possible whatever that means to you. Let me know what your favourite decoration is either from my selection or your own tree! I'd love to hear your stories. Don't forget to check back for new posts soon. Xxxx

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