|This year's Christmas decorations are out of strips of coloured paper|
|I also made decorations for my office: wreathes made entirely out of recycled paper - and a little tape|
|Office Christmas window hangings made out of the same recycled paper as the wreathes|
|Paper worked best for wreathes: it was easy to get and lasts longer than the plants available here|
|Our tree at home, with paper and salt paste ornaments|
And so, man are we are celebrating. We've been scouring the town and saving up for a Christmas feast. I've been gathering my recipes for braised leg of lamb, creamy mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, eggnogg, yorkshire pudding, and spritz cookies. I made decorations and hung them all around my office, and we spent several afternoons putting up a tree at our house. To a year done, to friends well-met and farewelled, to Christmas 2012.
|The full tree on our living room wall|