One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Our Christmas decorations are up and so is our fine Norwegian Spruce, lovingly adorned with the collection of tree decorations we have accumulated over the years.   It all went very smoothly, apart from the yearly dash to the shop to replace the tree lights we only bought last year.

christmas tree lights
Q: How often should I replace my Christmas tree lights? A: Every Christmas  

We are so lucky to be living in such an exciting age of technological advancement, even if tree lights only seem to survive one Christmas.   I remember my parent’s one set of tree lights well, they saw me through my childhood years and still fire into action today, once you find and tweak the bloshy bulb causing the problem.  Things just don’t seem to be built to last anymore.

As we sit back and admire our combined creative genius, we breathe in the smell of fresh Norwegian pine and Sparkling Cinnamon candles now circulating through our festively adorned sitting room.

After enjoying a few glasses of mulled wine and a dose of  Michael Bublé’s Christmas spirit … we start panicking … it’s only 14 days until Christmas.


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