I have been having a slow morning reading FaceBook etc and I am surprised at the number of people taking their decorations down today!  
I must admit I can see the appeal as you just want to get back to normal and everything does look very clean and spacious afterwards.  I grew up to leaving them up till the New Year in fact the very last day, which I think is twelve days after Christmas. That does not appear to be the case anymore, why is this?   Maybe because the days return to normal between Xmas and New Year now with people going to work and everything being open. 
Are we constantly in a rush to get to the next event, I have seen Easter eggs for sale already and some advertisements for valentine Day meals.  Maybe we should just stop and enjoy the moment instead of wishing our life away. 



  1. 1st January 2016 / 11:19 pm

    That’s good, didn’t want you washed away xx

  2. 1st January 2016 / 11:16 pm

    I’m halfway up (halfway down?) a hill so the rain is a bloody nuisance but doesn’t reach flood problems here. It will be good to get back to normality until Christmas in what seems about 6 weeks again.
    xxx Happy New Year and Huge Hugs xxx

  3. 1st January 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Mine are down and away and had bit of a de clutter, my friend said WHERE! Lol
    How have you been with the rain? Or you not by the flooded bit.
    Kids back to school Monday so it’s all back to normal again. Xxx
    Happy new year David xxx

  4. 30th December 2015 / 9:05 am

    Some traditions are going by the wayside these days and partly it’s down to people being bombarded with the Next Happening the moment the current one ends. So Cadbury’s cream eggs on sale on Boxing Day signifies the next event to prepare for. I seem to remember Woolworth’s starting that trend years ago.
    I don’t think 12th night matters so much now as it’s likely to be a workday and no-one wants to start the clean up mid-week.But it would be good if people could hang on till the weekend before.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  5. 29th December 2015 / 9:21 pm

    They do look so pretty so it’s good to enjoy it for as long as possible xx

  6. 29th December 2015 / 6:41 pm

    The tree is still up! At least for one more week… to enjoy the moment 🙂

  7. 29th December 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I can understand the needles, that would do me in as I would be forever up and down picking them up lol xx

  8. 29th December 2015 / 3:05 pm

    We have taken down our tree, just because if we don’t do it now, while we are off, it might not get done for some time. Besides my boys say the tree is merely a portal for the delivery of presents. I like it, because it is so sparkly and colorful, but the little needles start getting into my carpet and my OCD nature cannot deal with that.

  9. 29th December 2015 / 2:50 pm

    It appears people make up their own minds and start there own traditions maybe. I feel sad that we are losing so many xx

  10. 29th December 2015 / 2:34 pm

    At my house we “celebrate” New Year’s Day by taking down all the Christmas decorations. We have friends who put up a real tree who have taken it down already because it is losing needles. We have other friends who leave the tree up until after 12th night. As many traditions as there are people.

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