This time last week we procured our traditional real Christmas tree. Not from the scouts this year as they did not appear to be selling. This lil beauty (complete with re-usable stand) landed in our laps for a song. $30 was the paltry sum paid. An acquaintance had been gifted one but had already purchased one. Hauled up our front staircase, positioned in our lounge, dripping with my vintage Christmas decorations - she looks a treat. The festive scent of pine is wafting through our home. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas you could say.
I imagine my blog friends both near and far have watched the horrific siege in Sydney Australia play out on their televisions this week. A lil bit of Australia's innocence was lost this week methinks. Our hearts go out to those involved and our thoughts are very much with them and their friends/families. We never truly know what each day will bring. In life each day is a precious gift not a guarantee. I think we all tend to lose sight of that in this fast pace world. People leave home on any given morning and for varying reasons never return. Hold tight to those you love always.