Saturday, 15 December 2007

'Tis the Season to be jolly ......



The dust has cleared and the new ceiling looks, well new, and vastly superior to the old one which did rather look old but not in a pleasing sense if we are honest, and you know that this blog is entirely honest and not contrived in any sense of the word. Oh no, what you see is what you get. Unless you happen to be behind the scenes of course !!

Struggled with tree as decorations jangled alarmingly as I positioned it nicely beside the fire, just to give my picture that 'touch of festivity'. Of course it can't stay beside the open fire it would go up in flames for heavens sake, artistic licence don't you know ? So okay hands up, slightly contrived.

My interior guru pops round for tea and brings a naughty selection of Christmas cakes, tiny logs covered in goo with a sprig of holly on for good measure. 'Keep the holly' His Lordship remarks, 'good for decorating the plum pudding. Considering his last plum puddings flames practically licked the ceiling I'm not sure if this is one of his better ideas.

Interior guru surveys the Sitting Room. 'You need to pop another sofa in here' she suggests and the piano needs to go into the Dining Room. The family groan and disperse rapidly.

Sudden cries of excitement have just emanated around Le Chateau. 'It's snowing' they announce. Languid teenagers appear out of a darkened room. 'Cool' 'It's cold enough' grumbles the Small Cross One and continues the laborious task of cleaning out a Nutella jar.

Snowing in the South of France ?

With the ski slopes of the Pyrenees a mere hour away looks like a spot of skiing could be on the cards this Christmas.

16 comments:

Zoƫ said...

It does look rather inviting and fabulous, my poor tree is awaiting someone to put it in it's stand once they have shaved the trunk down a little, hopefully sometime this side of Xmas!

Happy Christmas Sally!

bodran... said...

It looks so cosy, i'll put the snow chains on the moped and head over xxx

Cait O'Connor said...

Gorgeous photo, very inviting. It is so cold here in Wales, I am sure that snow is on its way here.
Bonne Noel Sally! (is that the right word?).

Blossomcottage said...

Just what we a need some festive photographs, I have got as far as a naked tree and some decorations thrown on the sofa, they might get put up then again they might just be there on 12th night!!
Very cold here tonight as well
Blososm

snailbeachshepherdess said...

I have to come in to rad your blog to r...e...l...a...x... you do have such a restful way with words and that lovely picture as well...keep 'em coming Sally ...I need a lot of relaxation in the next couple of weeks!

Faith said...

Tres jolly - I mean jolie!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That is gorgeous! I'll watch the snow from inside.

Crystal xx

elizabethm said...

Looks gorgeous and sounds fabulous. Hope you have a great Christmas.

Frances said...

Sally, you have sent us all another gorgeous, inviting image of what it might just be like in the chateau.

Hope that you do have a dusting of snow in the south of France. Tonight in New York, we just might have a glaze of sleet.

Prefer the snow!

xo

Debbie said...

Sally....your fireplace and Christmas tree are just lovely, and now you have snow to make the picture perfect! Merry Christmas!

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Minus eight here this mornign but sadly no snow, how charming nad christmassys your tree looks!

Milkmaid said...

How lovely it all sounds, we did have a very deep frost over here, that covered everything in a twinkly glow, but no snow
Laughed as I just bought my once a year jar of nutella, middle would live on it, so it a Christmas treat only

Pondside said...

What a gorgeous setting for an old-fashioned Christmas. I'd like to step right into that picture.

Mary said...

Everythings looks fab. Lucky you having snow its very cold here but no snow I keep hoping!!

ChrisH said...

I wish you could come here and make my living room look as fab! The pressure's on this year because everyone's here so can't afford to leave it like a dog's dinner. Happy Christmas, CX

Exmoorjane said...

Oooooh, that looks fabulous. I want to sit down next to that fireplace with a large glass of something scrumptious.....
Janexx