It took me less than a minute this morning to find this shot from last year and then I remembered. This year some things may be similar, but others will be different as looking at all the other photos that I have, it seems I've sold some of my pots, used up some of the things.
And the littlest tree from last year is now happily planted in the garden, so he won't be coming back in ... but he might still have some lights put on him to brighten the end of the path.
I have traditionally ... well since we got married back in 2007 ... put the Christmas decorations up on our anniversary, which is the 4th of December, and it suits us just fine. This year though it's been nice to see all the neighbours gradually decorating their houses a smidge earlier than usual. I think we are all in need of a little bit of cheer after all the bad news, bad weather and bad fuel price predictions.
It seems nothing will make us have a dark and dreary Christmas, now I just need to go and have a rummage through the various boxes and see if I have any Christmas jumpers left to wear and start planning what I have and where it's going.
After all there's only a few days to go now.