Did you see the silly Christmas card they made? With me, having a Christmas tree on the gas locker and one on the roof, as well as two sleighs? With ‘funny’ ornaments in the windows, and these horrible lights on top of everything? Making me feel like the Titanic, with all these icebergs around me? Me, moored somewhere in a snow covered forrest?
I think it’s time to show you the real situation, outside and inside.
Let’s start with the front. Around the tunnel light is a beautifull, handcrafted wreath. This, in combination with the fairy lights around the cratch, makes my front really festive.
On my sides you can see fairy lights in the windows. These lights are part of a long chain of Christmas lights inside me, running from front door to galley, back to the stove, and back to the galley, but now under the gunwales.
On the old bookshelf is a so called dowel tree. Clever, because, when not in use, it hardly takes up any space. And I must admit, there is just not enough room for a normal Christmas tree, real or artificial.
Between the two windows at portside is a red/green rope. This is for hanging all the received Christmas cards.
And last, but not least, there are also fairy lights in the bedroom. Not the multi coloured ones, but warm whites.
Oh, I almost forgot, there is a Christmas quilt on the dinette table, and even the hand towel and the dish towel in the kitchen are Christmassy…
So everything is ready for a white Christmas. Not that that is going to happen. Although my stove is on day and night, the temperature outside is around 11°C, AT NIGHT.
And yes, I’ve seen some ice in the marina last week, but that was nothing like the icebergs on the Christmas card. The vintage Dutch ice skates are still somewhere in one of the kitchen cupboards.
Merry Christmas to all of you, and a Happy New Year as well.