Tree is 97% done. Life kept getting in the way. Cooking, washing etc
Lastly, strings of fancy sliver and purple garlandy beads go on - I've not finished it yet, but couldn't resist giving you all a sneaky peak!
It is a lovely tree, the shape is perfect!
The bushy branches are challenging to get baubles and bling 'just so'.
Here are a few shots of my yesteryear trees!
So things you may now know about me.
I'm a bit OCD with my tree! I don't like change. And I've approximately £10000 of Christmas decorations!!!
Today was the Fair and I've been so busy I forgot to take photos of the salt dough gingerbread men. There are a few spare so I might catch them tomorrow. The fair started at 3.25pm
The junior bell goes at 3.20pm
A child in my class sicked up big style all over the carpet at 3.17pm. This was not pleasant.
I'm now over tired , fretting for tomorrow.
Full dress rehearsal in the morning for the whole school, first performance 2pm then Night Owls then the final performance at 6pm.
Like I said at the beginning
Not looking forward to tomorrow. If the kids that have been away don't turn up then I'm IN THE SODDING NATIVITY MYSELF!!!
I will need to wear a tea towel on my head ( shepherd ), put on a dicky bow tie ( inn keeper ) , change into all black outfit ( narrator numbers 8 and 20 )
And somehow be at the front mouthing words and gurning at the children!!
At least I don't think this will happen...
A text from the teacher I've worked closely with putting on this shebang..
"Yup - that's us staying at school! I shall pop to Spar for choccy, I think! We'll need it.
Still, the stories from KS1 nativity are cheering me up. It can't possibly be worse than theirs. Friday they had willy - out fiddling and today a full on fight. :-)"
I'll let you know how we get on! Though I can quite categorically state I will not get my willy out and fiddle with it. Can't promise about the fight....
Lots of love from
Rachel * Mare Reeee is gunnar rav a bay beeeeee* Radiostar xxx
OMG..........your posts absolutely crack me up.ReplyDelete
I will be agog now for your next post to find out if you ended up being in the nativity.
I'm at my grandaughters in the morning and I can;t wait.
Hope yours goes well............good luck.
Lovely tree by the way. I love lights........the more the merrier I say.
I think we need all the luck in the world - it's so long we've only managed to rehearse it in two halves!!! We've never actually put it together! Thanks for your lovely tree compliment!! *preens*Delete
I bet you cry tomorrow at your nativity - especially if they do silent night or away in a manger!
Well they didn't do any songs I had heard before but they were flippin' fabulous.......and yes I did cry.Delete
well it's all looking lovely and festive. :O) yes, I stand and squint too, but I still find afterwards that I will have a massive dark spot somewhere. something I really noticed when doing my 'trees of the past' pic!ReplyDelete
Am up at ungodly hour due to Violet being pretty sick throughout the night. It's just turned a little after 4 and she's finally dropped off to sleep. So no school for her, though she has absolute no school play/assembly pre Christmas, which is nice and festive (!) but just as well.
Hope you don't have to be the star of the Nativity all by yourself!
I do know it off by heart but I'm not prepared to take it on myself! It's a massive show stopper of a nativity this tear! Full on musical! I'm happy to sit on the front on a back crippling, leg crippling teeny chair from reception and hiss lines at the cherubs!Delete
That tree - wow!!!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the play!
Oo Joy, I very nearly deleted this comment by mistake through a coughing fit!! Thanks for the luck! I'm taking it with me stuffed down my bra so it's close to my heart!Delete
Wow! the tree looks great. All the best for todays nativity. looking forward to hearing all about it.ReplyDelete
The tree looks great. I can't wait to hear about how the Nativity goes. A little bit of me wants to hear that you had to take all the extra parts, not because I am mean but because I know you will write about it in a way that will be hysterically funny. I do hope all goes well xReplyDelete
As parents and now grand parents all we see is our young cuties doing so well, it's hilarious to hear your side. Sams nativity is tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Great tree. Break a leg for tomorrow. You'll be a star!ReplyDelete
Or was it a shepherd and an inn keeper?ReplyDelete
The only child I'd be praying was sick would be the Angel. I always wanted to be an Angel but alas in my day there was no equality or inclusion and only blonde haired blue eyed nasty horrible girls got the part. Honestly, I'm so over it!ReplyDelete
The tree looks fab. Just like one of those you see in fancy pancy stores that I always admire. Absolutely crammed with lights and fancy ornaments. Beautiful.
Laughed out loud at the willy and fight. No good nativity should be without a few excrutiatingly embarrassing moments for both teachers and parents. Can't wait to hear how KS2 get on. Go break a leg. xx
What a fab post. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. Loving your tree. I am a bit OCD when it comes to Christmas in general. Yesterday I made 4 dozen mince pies and extra pastry so just hope I don't run out of my mincemeat now!ReplyDelete