I meant to post a picture of the tree earlier, but what with decapitating geese for dinner – don’t ask! – and things it fell by the wayside. So here it is with all the various baubles, bangles and beads we’ve collected over the years. The pig and roast turkey from Munich, the two ceramic creations from Spoletto and this year’s Silver Ball are all in place. I couldn’t find the wood ornaments from Salzburg but probably wouldn’t have had room for them anyway. We are either going to have to stop buying Christmas ornaments or get a bigger tree!
And before Dora, Cowbell, EG or one of the others – and you know who I mean – say anything rude: yes we got our Silver ball and yes I polished all 30 of our balls. Number 30 – and given the cost, the last – arrived and was hung – Sling you are going to get such a slap… Sage stop it – in place on Christmas Eve.
Sullied and Soiled – a beautiful tradition sullied and soiled. Or were they a vaudeville team back in the ’30s?
30 dicembre – San Ruggero di Canne