Yes – it’s official, Christmas is starting to happen. However there is a problem. This year’s additions to the Fontanini crib set consist of an elephant from a source in America, plus a goat, a dog and a shepherd boy from my usual source in the south of England. The elephant arrived in plenty of time but there has been a delay on the others. A crisis if you will, with the goat and dog especially upset at being stranded somewhere between the south and north of the UK. Apparently, big online stores are suspending orders because the bad weather has backed up deliveries and there are problems getting everything cleared in time for the holidays.
The celebrations started when HBTW appeared, puffing and panting a bit, weighed down with boxes and tree from the garage loft. Before I could so much as whisk a duster, installations commenced. A half glass of Amontillado each (and a dipped finger-full for Misty) and we were well on the way – to putting up the decorations, not to dissipation and inebriation.
Photos later, if you’re good.