With the arrival of 12th Night it was invigorating to pack up the Christmas decorations and have a quick tidy up. It had to be quick as the school is still closed so the children are at home and grumbling at each other!
The main job is getting the tree outside with out sprinkling too many pine needles everywhere. I love a real tree and couldn't imagine Christmas without the tree scenting the air. As we have wooden floors downstairs it's fairly easy to brush up but the key to making the job easy is a duvet cover. I use an old king size one and drape it over the top of the tree, tucking in the lower branches all the way round and then do up as many of the buttons on the bottom of the duvet cover as I can.
It feels like we've moved into a bigger house now all the knick knackery is put away and most of the furniture is back in it's usual place, just need to get life back into it's usual rhythm and the year will feel like it's under way.