Monday, 12 December 2011

O! Christmas tree.

Guess what guys? I'm back in Cardiff! It feels SO GOOD to be home!
(just a bit of a FYI, since I guess I've not had cause to bring this up before: I was born and raised in Cardiff, and obviously my parents still live here. Despite living in Southampton now, I still consider Cardiff 'home' and I miss it here a lot if I haven't been back for a while).

This past weekend 3 of my friends came to visit me for my birthday night out. Unfortunately I left my camera on the table in my flat (we were in a bit of a rush to get our trains the next morning!), sooo ... you'll have to wait to see those photos!

In the meantime, here's a photo of our Christmas tree that my parents and I spent ages decorating earlier. And by decorating I mean trying to make it stand up straight. It actually doesn't look all that wonky in the photo, but believe me, in real life it looks as if it's about to keel over!

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Last year I didn't have the chance to do our family tradition of putting on Christmas music while we decorate the tree and put the various other tinsel, wreaths and ornaments around the house, because I was working in Marks & Spencer and didn't get a chance to come home until Christmas Eve. This year it looks as if I might not be able to come home for Christmas (though I don't know - I still haven't seen the Christmas rota at work), so it was nice to be able to get Christmassy with family traditions at least once this December.

Oh, and in case you didn't already know,

So happy birthday to me ;)


  1. The tree looks great! I'm glad you're having a nice time at home! I hope you get to spend christmas with you family, fingers crossed. Happy birthday for tomorrow!! xxxx

  2. Love the tree! I think they're all made to be wonky, ours is leaning at a slightly drunken angle too... happy birthday :) xx

  3. Awww, really sweet, oh and I hope you get to go home for XMas! and Happy birthday!!!

  4. Happy (belated) birthday! Hope it was fun and the tree looks great!!

  5. Tree looks great.. though it sounds like your family went through the same battle as me and my fiance.. those things are out to test patience! Ours is still wonky and has decorations jumping off it all the time!


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