I have worked really hard today getting things ready for Christmas. Sometimes I wonder why I do it. Curtains have been washed and ironed, window cleaned and window boxes planted. Everything has been cleaned, except all the brass which still has to be done. This weekend all the decorations will go up. I feel exhausted just thinking about it all and I haven't even started wrapping presents! The thing is it really matters a lot this year. I know it won't be like previous Christmas's because my Mum won't be the centre of it all but she is here and for that we are so grateful.
I obviously don't remember this photo of my first Christmas but I love looking at it because it seems to link me to those days gone by. I'll take lots of photos on Christmas Day and I hope my four children will enjoy looking back at them one day.