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To Christmas Tree or not to Christmas Tree…

To Christmas Tree or not to Christmas Tree…

19/12/2018 13:41 - Victoria Cramsie

It’s that time of year again when I hoist myself into the loft and scrabble around for the Christmas decorations. I don’t like the dust, the dead wasps or the cobwebs but it’s all worth it for the wonder of flipping open the old cardboard box and seeing again the motley collection of decorations. 

I love them all: the Fimo snowmen the boys made at junior school, all red and green and with their badly-glued glitter flaking into the tissue paper; the flimsy gold spheres I’ve hoarded since the 70s with their memories of mum and dad; the glorious luxury of my sister’s annual gift of Liberty baubles in glowing colours.

Each one evokes a precious memory and I wouldn’t swap them for the most fabulously fashionable display in Fortnums.   

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Christmas trees. Real or artificial?

Christmas trees. Real or artificial?

02/12/2017 08:00 - Victoria Cramsie

I just love the smell of a real tree & I love going to buy one.

The humming and hawing about which one to buy as if I actually know what I’m looking for.

I go to our local farm & look at them in the outside yard. Usually in the dark. 

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Is there such a thing as restful Christmas decorating?

Is there such a thing as restful Christmas decorating?

25/11/2017 08:00 - Victoria Cramsie

Look what I made!

Sorry, I’m not usually a big show off or indeed particularly proud of my attempts at crafty-ness but I’ve just spent the most marvellous morning with the absolutely marvellous VV Rouleaux.

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