Its Christmas Eve and we have started the relaxing and enjoying our family this season. As I type this everyone is watching a Christmas Movie, my sister is putting the finishing touches to our favourite desert, then we will hit the local Christmas Market for a hot mulled wine and a mooch round the busy stalls.
I promised you a Christmas Tour and I am afraid that in the end I was beat. Beat by the delays with our building work. We embarked on a 2 week remodel of our front porch on the 6th of November and today our builder is still finishing off the brick around the glass roof we had installed.
Nothing is painted yet, we have holes in the plasterboard and I was still cleaning the mess yesterday afternoon. As a result, I only managed to add a little bit of decor but I am happy and it looks festive and wonderful.
Let’s start with the Entrance !! This is what we had before we started. I hated that front door with a passion and we lived with it for 3 whole and very long years.
Ugh, it was brown, plastic, drafty, it leaked when it rained but maybe what I hated the most was the not symmetric windows. I dreamt of the day we would have it changed and thank Goodness we did this year.
This is what we have now, I couldn’t wait for the paint to dry so I can deck it all out. And if you partook in my picking a colour drama, we chose to paint the door in Farrow and Ball *Railings* after much deliberation.
You can just see the glass roof peeking there at the top, its a wonderful addition that let’s so much more light into our hallway (well it should do, once the light returns to the UK, it feels like its night time all the time at the minute)
I was so excited to make one BIG wreath this year. I foraged the local woods and our garden for greenery and bought some fresh eucalyptus for a good mixture.
And I just couldn’t resist taking one of those magazine type styled pictures with my gorgeous Olly the Cockapoo pup. I shared a better one on Facebook, but I want you to look at his back legs in this shot LOL