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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Festive decorations?

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.

5 comments:

moosep said...

I Love It!

Hope you, Nigel & Jake have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

amerinz's sis said...

Cool! It looks festive.

Remember 'decorating' the bust of Mozart(?) - I'm not sure who famous composer it was.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Thank you, Moose!

Yes, Sis, I DO remember that, but I won't say any more so I can write a post about it later on!

d said...

Yep, I haven't gotten used to the whole Christmas in summer thing either. Just too weird (esp when store displays have fake snow etc - why not make displays that reflect what happens here?!).

We never decorate, but that's also largely due to the fact we're more into celebrating the winter solstice - we do all the decorating in mid-winter.

In any case, Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas to you and Nigel!

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Same to you guys!!