Monday, December 17, 2012

Bah! Humbug

OK, I have to admit to being a bit of a scrooge bah, humbug sort of Christmas guy.
BUT over the years, Sue has started to wear me down. My resistance to turning my back on all this Christmas cheer is slowly fading where I am starting to enjoy the festivities. I think this all resulted from an early childhood experience when I chopped down a very large branch from a council grounds conifer. I dragged it home across a busy highway and was promptly scolded for such an act of vandalism. I just thought it would be nice to have a real Christmas tree at home - that was 56 years ago.

Sue couldn't understand my minimalistic attitude towards the festive season, but there it is, a hidden childhood drama released in adulthood.
I'm mellowing and now after releasing this inner most dark experience here in our blog, I feel I can enjoy Christmas without that bah, humbug attitude that I've harboured for so many years.

I'm mellowing - a little Christmas cheer welcomes guests to our house during the festive season. OK - its still minimalistic but we do have a real tree this year.
Oh Sue - it sheds needles and then I have to get rid of it after Christmas.
Bah - Humbug!!!!!
What are you doing at Christmas?


  1. We always have a real tree -- can't have Christmas without a real tree :-)

    1. only jokin - got a real tree too.
      Have a great festive season you 2.

  2. We are not doing much this Christmas, just resting and recharging out batteries ready for 2013. Love your front door, the bright red compliments the blue of the door very well.

    1. My sort of Chrissy too Vera - need to recharge as well. U have a good one too.
      The front door and the out side colours are very Provence.

  3. We invested in an artificial tree about 15 years ago and it's still going strong! Whilst we prefer real trees the position where the tree is sited was double heght with a minstrels gallery and the cost of a 4 metre tree every year became exhorbitant - a bit Scrooge-like of us!

    This year we are hoping that we'll be seeing lots of snow laden trees in the Haute Savoie.

    Best wishes to you and your family at Christmas.

    1. Scrooge is my best friend - well not really but a little scrooge is required occasionally unless we win the lottery. Snow is an interesting concept in Melbourne, especially in summer here. Maybe we will try for a winter France visit next time - its on the cards in 2014.

  4. I don't think you would like being in France during winter, though Christmas time is beautiful with all the pretty decorations in the big cities. It probably should be seen once.
    I had foot surgery so Christmas will be very uneventful this year.

    1. A white Christmas is something that would be nice to experience. Hope you recover quickly from surgery.
      Have a great Christmas.

  5. Does not feel like Christmas here in Casablanca, they do not celebrate! The sun is shining though which we are enjoying much more than the cold and wet back home! D & N

    1. Diane,
      The reason my son and his lady went to Morocco for Xmas last year was for that very reason - they don't celebrate Xmas and that made them feel that they were not missing it.

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