Saturday, 10 December 2016

Let's decorate a lonely tree











If you are a long time reader of my blog or follow my Instagram, you will know that one of our favourite Christmas traditions is to go and decorate a lonely tree. We fill a basket with red and gold baubles and find a tree to hang them on (we always take them home afterwards so they do not harm the animals).

The last three years, we have had the adventure after school and have always gone back to the same tree but i have found that the evenings are getting darker a lot quicker this year so decided that we should do it on a weekend. It will give us a lot more time and it meant that we could drive out to a different forest and take our time finding a tree. We drove to a local forest called Salcey forest that we love very much. When we go to these public forests, we like to go off path and have found some beautiful spots that are quiet. We explored the ferns and pine forest and found a bunch of fir tree's. The girls picked out the tree they wanted to decorate and as they started, the heaven's opened! The rain really fell. I told them we didn't have to stay but they wanted. I was a bit sad really as we had really explored deep into the forest and i was really looking forward to this adventure and the rain just wasn't easing.

After they had finished, they went looking for mushrooms under the shelter of the tree's and then we went for a walk along the tree top walk that they love to do. We were thoroughly wet but it didn't really matter as we had a lovely time followed by hot soup at home and a big bubble bath!

This is my favourite activity and tradition that we do. The girls look forward to this one each year and so do i! I am so happy that i made a mini creative film this year. I really hope you like it!

You can see our past lonely tree adventures here/here/here and here.



(music by Petite music box)










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32 comments

  1. A gorgeous video! And what an absolutely lovely tradition to have.

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  2. This made me so happy:')
    Love!!!
    x

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  3. This is the most magical thing I've seen this Christmas! x

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    1. Oh thank you so much darling! So happy you like it x

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  4. This is such a lovely idea and what gorgeous photos you have xxx

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  5. Ah what a lovely thing to do with them, it looks so much nicer now!

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  6. Stunning photos as always and what a lovely tradition to do with the girls every year! xx

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    1. Thank you vikki! I am already looking forward to next years :)

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  7. What a wonderful thing to do. Your photographs are so engaging, I love them!

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    1. Thank you Emma. I really appreciate that x

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  10. What a lovely idea! Might borrow it next year :)

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  11. That's such a lovely idea! Beautiful photos :)

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  12. This is so gorgeous and magical! The girls are going to have amazing memories of this when they're older x

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  13. OMG this is such a lovely idea. I love it.

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  14. There's a garden we walk past on our way to school and the owners have hung red and gold baubles on ribbons from a few of the branches - it looks so lovely and is quite an unexpected surprise. I love your magical traditions!! xx

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    1. Oh how lovely! My dream is to have a cottage with a big tree in the front garden that we can decorate with lights and baubles at christmas :)

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  15. I love this idea!! Super lovely :)

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  16. Oh my goodness. I had no idea you did this. Such a lovely idea xx

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    1. Ah thank you Kerry! We do it every year :)

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