A Thordale Christmas is full of tradition. However, a lot of preparation goes into maintaining these traditions.
The first tradition is the construction of our “real and authentic” pine tree with our miscellaneous tree decorations gathered over the years and from various locations.
Lambie, of course, makes an appearance. For some reason he has wings and why not.
Of course, Lambie doesn’t in real life – yet! (to be arranged, maybe – Lambie would love wings – he would flutter, Mavis Cruet like, over our croft. It would be beautiful – and yes, I may have had gin.)
We have various Tomte – or nisse or tomtenisse – who have always been living in our tree. That is a 20 year old Thordale tradition and one everyone remembers. Tomte are very important to us.
Then there is the Ye Olde Wolde Thordale Yule Log.
It is a work of art and a trial to create. I leave OH and Daisy to do the thatching and they never cease to amaze me with their abilities.
This year I bought a flock of sheep to decorate the Log with. As usual, they were smaller than I expected. That’s Ebay for you!
But I like to think that the new additions to the Thordale Family have been included. Even in a teeny-tiny way. (OH said they looked like maggots)
So that is us, ready for Christmas and I may feel slightly sick from eating some of the Yule Log.
Happy Christmas everyone xx
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