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Post Christmas Blues - or perhaps not?

Well, it's all over now! The "kids" (as I still call them, although they're in their 30s) have gone to their respective homes - and we took the decorations down yesterday.

Ever since I was a child, I've felt slightly depressed as the last decoration goes into its box. At least I don't have temper tantrums about it now! There's always a certain friction between Rik and me about when they go up and when they come down, however. I'm always adamant about keeping them until 2 January - I like to keep the festivities intact for New Year!

Everything looks very bare now. We've kept the rather minimalist Christmas tree in situ because it's not actually Christmas-sy without the red globes we hanging on it. We're wondering what, if any, decorations we can put on it to mark the rest of the seasons.

All in all, though, it can be therapeutic to everything away and get back to the fairly minimalist kitchen we had put in last year. There were Christmas cards all along the tops of the cupboards, which rather spoilt the lines.

Anyway, here's to 2015! Happy New Year, everyone!

Image Credit » Photo of our "minimalist" kitchen is by Vivenda

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kat123456 wrote on January 3, 2015, 6:43 AM

We are taking our decorations down today - it already feels bare without the tree up any more

RikRavado wrote on January 3, 2015, 7:43 AM

I bet you tidied it before taking the picture!

Vivenda wrote on January 3, 2015, 9:47 AM

I always like to get it done quickly, in one fell swoop - I hate the halfway stage! Come to think of it, I graciously permitted Rik to take them down this year.

Vivenda wrote on January 3, 2015, 9:48 AM

Well, I did put the dishcloth into the sink - but that was about all! Anyway, stop giving away our secrets!

arthurchappell wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:32 AM

best wishes for the whole of 2015 not just the new part near the beginning