Well, all the decorations have come down. This was a two day job as I decorate virtually every room. The Christmas Tree was left for one night with just lights on, I took them off this morning and packed them away in the decoration box(es) and they were stowed in the attic by Mr and Master Clicky.
Mr Clicky and me took the tree to the recycling skip provided by the council, as there wasn't much room left so we had to leave it by the side.
As much as I hate taking the decorations down, the furniture can be put back how it was and I even wielded as duster (I know!) for a bit. We had a good clear out in Master Clicky's room and sorted out old toys and games that he didn't want. Lots of things have gone to a local Charity Shop, although some things (train set, toy farm) have been shoved in the attic too. Mr Clicky tells me we need to board it out some more as we're running out of usable space.
Master Clicky has been making a model of a Vulcan he got from Granny Clicky. I did point out to him that the Avro Vulcan production line was probably tidier than his, but he just laughed and didn't take the hint to tidy it a bit. An Airfix model has become a Christmas tradition for him. It keeps him occupied for a couple of days; he wants this model hanging from his ceiling.
Unfortunately the mess meant I couldn't enjoy my Christmas table, here it is ready on Christmas Day.
The dog has enjoyed us all being at home and getting lots of attention although I couldn't find him the other morning. I searched the whole house eventually stopping in Master Clicky's room.
Can you see him?
No! Look again.
I've had a lovely two weeks off, and used to the time catch up on everyone's blogs and different Christmas celebrations around the world, it's been a big party. I've also been having a good think what I'm aiming to do in 2014.
I've decided to join in with the Photo Scavenger Hunt again, run by Greenthumb. I didn't last the whole year in 2013 and I am going to try harder.
Get back with Monthly Mosaics.
Blog every week and not get behind.
(These are pretty much last year's ~ oh dear!)
Try continental knitting ~ I said this last year, not managed that yet.
Spend less time on the iPad and more time knitting.
Righto I must go as I have a pile of ironing the size of Everest to do and it's back to school tomorrow.
As always, have fun.............Clicky Needles.