Christmas Tree 2017

今年はいつもより少し早めにクリスマスツリーをオーダーして配達していただきました。この数年、背の高いツリーがなくて残念ですが、今年は形の良いものが見つかりました。去年は一部葉っぱがとても少なかった上に斜めに傾いていて(もちろん確認したつもりでいたのですがお店で見たときより家で見る方がさらに傾いて見えました)ずっと気になったので、今年はいつもよりしっかり形を見てきました。去年よりもたくさん並んでいたので、やはり早めに行くのが良いのでしょう。

We ordered a Christmas tree and had it delivered a little earlier than usual this year.  For the last few years, we couldn’t find as tall a tree as we would like by some reason, but at least this year we found one that has a good shape.  Last year, there weren’t any good choices and we ended up having one that had a large area without many branches, and also it was leaning towards one side very badly, which bothered us for the whole season.  This year, there were many more choices although not very tall ones, I guess we were always a little too late to go to the nursery.

今日は夫は朝(?)3時に起きて朝5時前出発ののハーフマラソンを走ってきたので疲れていると思いますが、いつものようにクリスマスソングを流しながら一緒に飾り付けました。今年のデコレーションは、シルバー、白、ブルーにしました。好きなブルーのオーナメントが見つからず。。。数年前は仕方なく濃いめのブルーのオーナメントを足しましたが色味が合わなかったので、今年はこれで。どこかで見つけたら足します。

As I already blogged, my husband ran a half marathon early this morning so he must be very tired, but he was still up to decorating the tree.  As usual, we did it together playing Christmas songs.  This year I decided to use silver and blue as the colours.  I’ve chosen this colour combination a few years ago and used some darker blue ornaments that I bought here, but I decided I didn’t like the colour, so this year there aren’t as many blue ones on the tree as I would like.  I’ll see if I can find ornaments that have the colour I’m looking for and add them in the next few days.

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それにしても、この数年、ツリーの飾り付けも大変に感じるようになりました。イギリスに移ったらこんなに大きなツリーを置く場所もないですし、オーナメントを保存する場所もないと思うので、その前に思い切って色を絞ってあとは処分しなくてはと思っています。

I feel we get tired after decorating the tree in the last few years more than before – a sign of old age!  I don’t think we’ll be able to have such a large tree once we move to England and we won’t have enough storage to keep all the tree ornaments, so I guess we’ll have to get rid of many before we move.

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