Cowardice made me stay indoors today rather than get my new year get fit campaign off to a flying start by going for a walk on the moor with Mrs Woofy.
My reasoning being that out in the open it was so windy (and still is) that we’d be blown of our feet. Poor Munki was pushed up the drive by the wind earlier, her little feet were going ten to the dozen and struggling to keep pace with the cold and fierce westerly that’s been battering us all day. Lashes had to run after her to rescue her before she got blown over. Anyway, back to excuses for not going walking. Down in the woods we’d likely get hit by flying trees or branches. Hhmm. What to do instead?
Take down the Christmas decorations. I’m always sad when I have to take them down but since only mad people leave them up all year I always think it’s best to get them down before we get fully into the swing of being back at work. With the ipod on shuffle and playing a delightful medley ranging from Michael Buble to Reel Big Fish, Whitesnake and Benny Hill, among others, I got down to the task of de-decking.
Of course I have some pride. I only have Benny Hill songs on there to entertain the clingons when they’re here. I don’t choose to listen to him – except today when it was playing “Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West’, while I was standing on a chair with both arms full of christmas lights and unable to hit the ‘next’ arrow’ so even that wasn’t really choosing to listen to him.
Carefully wrapping up my old favourites, each with it’s own special memories and my new favourite decorations with their new memories of the fun of buying them and putting them on the tree. Tsk. Talking of memories, I forgot to put the Christmas turtle on the tree. Oh how I was mocked when I bought that turtle on our family holiday last year. That turtle holds a whole host of memories and it hasn’t even made it as far as the tree yet.
I decided to grab my camera and shoot a few frames of my li’l Christmas pals. I’ve also included one of Batty from when she was my Ice Princess, one of my favourite photos EVER!
So Goodbye, Christmas elephants (christmas elephants?!)
Goodbye, singing snowchild withe the spooky black eyes.
Goodbye, strawbeardy Father Christmas, have a good rest before starting on this year’s work
Goodbye Fairy with the ginger curly hair who looks just like Lashes (she’ll kill me for that haha)
Goodbye, jolly stick men and all my other favourite Christmas toys and decorations, see you all next December!