December 24th, 2010
Well it’s here at last! I’m saying Happy Christmas today as it’s Christmas Eve and as a Pole I celebrate Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day – this works very well in the Milo/Andrews household as we get to have two Christmases – a Polish one on the 24th and an Irish one on the 25th and we meet in the middle by opening our presents at midnight tonight. I can’t wait.
It’s so nice to have developed our own little traditions over the years and I love having both types of Christmas. I just wish we had kids to pass these little traditions on to, but don’t think that’s ever going to happen, so 2011 is the year I get my head around that concept and it’s going to be a hard task.
I always spend ages in the kitchen on the 23rd and 24th making lots of different types of pierogi and barszcz and Polish treats as I can’t go a year without these on Christmas Eve and then on Christmas Day we always have a roast and all the trimmings – except brussel sprouts as we both hate them – sod tradition, they’re just not allowed in our house at all.
On Christmas Eve it’s time to decorate the house – I don’t understand people who get Christmas trees and all their lights up at the beginning of December – I just find that weird. We always decorate the house on Christmas Eve. It’s so lovely to get up early and take cuttings from our ivy, bay and holly in the garden and start decorating the house, as well as getting the festive lights out of the loft and also going out for a walk in the woods with the dog to hunt for a festive twig to put our presents under.
Here are a few alternative trees I found today to get you in the mood… aren’t they sweet…
The recycled wooden (x-mas) trees are approximate 43/45 cm high and are made out of 6 different planks. There’s a small piece of string attached to the back so you can hang it on a wall. You can screw small hooks in the planks so that you can decorate the tree. Get them here.
Happy Holidays – I hope all your Christmas wishes come true!
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