It all started with “backwards” seasons.
I used to be into Christmas bigtime, but having it in summer just seems wrong. So, ever since I moved to New Zealand, I’m just not so into it anymore. A few years we’ve had traditional trees—ornaments and all—but most other years we’ve had nothing at all.
Part of that is practical: We usually go to visit family at Christmas, so decorations are kind of unnecessary. Most of it, for me, is that Christmas in summer just seems wrong.
This year, like most, we have no decorations. But today I was tidying up and found a garland sort of thingy that was part of a present to Nigel. I looked at it. It seemed perfect for a head, and while mine is plenty too big, it wasn’t big enough for this, so I put it on the one head that was: A clay mask on our wall.
Kinda, um, basic as decorations go, but that’s how I be.
The real question is, will this be our only Christmas decoration? You’ll have to check back to find out.