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Monday, 15 December 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Five degrees at 9am. Yes, that's five degrees! But today there's the first really spiteful wind of the winter. Combine that with the incessant rain and you have a cold feeling that gets right into your bones. Christmas preparations have never been so soggy.

Carmine's Christmas tree is up!

This weekend, four gallant Carmenites dragged it, pushed it, hauled it, begged it, swore at it and scolded it up the hill. They then dressed it in multicoloured Christmas finery, all in the freezing cold and the pouring rain. Now the cheerful lights greet us in the morning gloom and the evening fog, making the children's eyes light up with Christmas colours, and warming Mama's heart.

All those of you who pass Carmine every day on the lake road, or who leave their houses shivering across the lake in Macagno, spare us a swift upward glance and you will see Carmine's Christmas greeting to all!


Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

5 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

No photo? :( We always had a real tree growing up. I still remember how lovely it was go to to the "woods" (aka tree farm) and we'd drink hot chocolate and run around in teh snow and pick our tree. Then my father would grab his saw and begin cutting. :)

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Sounds beautiful. I'd love to see a picture of it.

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Yes, sorry no photo - I'm still working on a borrowed machine without the right software...Soon...soon!

LadyFi said...

There are lots of Christmas trees up here - in playgrounds, on streets, in shops... They uplift the spirits in these soggy, cold times!

Anonymous said...

A photo is definitely required, dont forget.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Five degrees at 9am. Yes, that's five degrees! But today there's the first really spiteful wind of the winter. Combine that with the incessant rain and you have a cold feeling that gets right into your bones. Christmas preparations have never been so soggy.

Carmine's Christmas tree is up!

This weekend, four gallant Carmenites dragged it, pushed it, hauled it, begged it, swore at it and scolded it up the hill. They then dressed it in multicoloured Christmas finery, all in the freezing cold and the pouring rain. Now the cheerful lights greet us in the morning gloom and the evening fog, making the children's eyes light up with Christmas colours, and warming Mama's heart.

All those of you who pass Carmine every day on the lake road, or who leave their houses shivering across the lake in Macagno, spare us a swift upward glance and you will see Carmine's Christmas greeting to all!


Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

5 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

No photo? :( We always had a real tree growing up. I still remember how lovely it was go to to the "woods" (aka tree farm) and we'd drink hot chocolate and run around in teh snow and pick our tree. Then my father would grab his saw and begin cutting. :)

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Sounds beautiful. I'd love to see a picture of it.

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Yes, sorry no photo - I'm still working on a borrowed machine without the right software...Soon...soon!

LadyFi said...

There are lots of Christmas trees up here - in playgrounds, on streets, in shops... They uplift the spirits in these soggy, cold times!

Anonymous said...

A photo is definitely required, dont forget.