Living: Christmas Tree Part One

It’s not really Christmas until you get the tree. So this weekend we set out the inevitably exhausting task of finding the perfect one. Raffy and I went with my mum, a particularly fussy tree shopper who is well known to spend hours twirling and inspecting the trees from every angle- I knew what I was getting myself in for.
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We went to our local Christmas tree farm, over by St Peters Hospital in Chertsey (open Dec 1st-24th). On the way, I was trying to get Raffy excited about it in anticipation of a long time being spent between isles of trees. Imagine my surprise when my mum walked in, picked up a tree and exclaimed that it was the perfect one and didn’t want to see another. We knew it was meant to be when we got in the car and BublΓ© was on the radio!
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Wilma was just as excited about the tree as we were and begun to unwrap it as soon as we got it into the house.

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Instead of decorating the tree straight away, we took a trip down to Garsons Farm in Esher to find a tree topper. I was going to let Raffy choose but he was leaning towards a pretty offensive star (because it looks like the sheriff’s star from cars, obviously). We switched it for a little Nordic angel, and he chose a couple of other things.

While we were there, we nipped outside to see the real reindeer. They were so beautiful and we were lucky enough to get a quick cuddle while they came over to investigate.

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We topped all of this festive fun off with a massive family roast dinner and Frozen. There’s nothing better than being snuggled up with all of your favourite people when it’s cold outside!

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5 thoughts on “Living: Christmas Tree Part One

  1. Aw I love these pics, especially the one of your dog sniffing the tree! And the reindeer one is lovely too. Such a special moment, picking the tree. We sadly went for the artificial option last year. I do miss a real one 😦

    • Thank you- the dog managed to eat a good chunk of the tree whilst unwrapping it, so we’ve had to put that bit at the back!! Its such a nice tradition- we didnt get to choose last year as we were in Dubai so really appreciated it this time xx

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