We have just put up our Christmas decorations – it takes about five minutes, three of which are needed for polishing the mantelpiece, so it’s hardly taxing.
This year we have acquired a banner and a little rat ornament from our friend N, so they’ve been up for a couple of days already:
While the rest of the over-the-top decorations look like this:
The sharp-eyed amongst you may notice a small nativity scene on the right. This year we decided we had enough Solstice Minis figures to make a not-very-serious nativity, starring Quinch, Cromarty and Hawkeye as the Three Wise Men, Scarecrow, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet as Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, Arkwright as the Angel Gabriel and in what may be the worst casting ever, the Death of Rats as a shepherd.
Cromarty hasn’t even brought a gift, and I don’t know what the baby is going to do with a pumpkin and a Judge Dredd comic. The crib is fairly rickety and may not last the week. Still, at least the minis are happy 😉