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It’s Twelfth Night (January 6th) tomorrow – the end of Christmas festivities – all the decorations need to come down or we shall have bad luck.

Does anyone know why it does it take a shorter time to do this than the time it takes to dress the tree?

I use the same baubles and trinkets each year apart from maybe an impulse buy – and most of them go on the tree according to size – biggest at the bottom, lightest closer to the top, others tucked in the branches so you’d think by now because I’d have a fair idea where to place them it would be a breeze.  No, it usually takes most of the day putting it up and two hours at the most taking down and putting away lol

I must show you something that made me smile on our recent cruise – I came across this sight of several grown men in the main atrium assembling a train set to run round the table that was to hold a gingerbread village scene.  These weren’t just any ol’ crew members but some of the executive officers (hotel management and culinary dept) – taking their jobs and responsibilities very seriously lol

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Very hard to photograph surreptitiously – I’m sure you would have had a smile as well if you’d been there.
Men far from home being boys who love to play with trains 🙂

If you are interested Snop,es has an article about Christmas Superstions.  It mentions not putting decorations up before Christmas Eve which is when ours go up as does the one on Wiki,pedia.
http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/superstitions.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree

Have all your trimmings come down yet??

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