the lovely flowers that a dear friend has sent me to cheer me up - they are gorgeous.
I also received this beautiful poinsettia from my daughter in law. It is much more impressive in real life. It made me cry when I saw it as my friend always bought me one in December - so sweet that my D.I.L. got me one.
I have started putting a few decorations out. Have to admit that at the moment I am struggling a little and feel tired and down. I know my friend would not want me to feel this way but I can't seem to shake it off.
I also put the Advent Star up. It was my friend who introduced me to this many years ago. She always had one and she bought me one and I have always hung it at the start of Advent. It was very sad this year, though brought back many happy memories of Christmas past - spent together.
So I am trying to get into the Spirit of Christmas. x