Today I will be writing an exam.
Today I will have to drive over to York.
Tonight I will dance around the kitchen and laugh.
Tonight I will think festive thoughts rather than body conditions of spring calving suckler cows during autumn or which type of pig parasitic worm has the earthworm as it's secondary host......
Tonight I will be crafting and making and crocheting and breathing!
Until then .....
Take one bowl
and persuade husband to clear out the gutter so you can have the moss.
Dig to the bottom of last year festive decorations for the remaining cones,
persuade husband to take you to a number of garden centres to find white hyacinth bulbs...
failing each time.
finally resorting to having to purchase them online......
Locate some holiday beach pebbles.
And add them to the rest of your pile of 'ingredients'
Tuck the prized bulbs into the damp moss
to give a naturalised woodlandy look.
Admire from several angles.
Add the cones
and the pebbles,
drop in a feather,
find some fat candles and place next to your arrangement...
And feel suitably festive and pleased with yourself....
Coz I know I did :)
Now just watch them and wait for them to grow and fill the house with the fragrance of yule.
Already, only 24 hours later the green shoots have darked and gently turned upward.
I can't wait :)