I’ve been holding off on posting anything festive because given half the chance, I would post something Christmassy every day of the year! I have settled for something subtle to get us into the festive spirit. How about a little dose of red?Since we live far away from home and family, we have had to start our own Christmas traditions. One of my favourites is the ‘putting up the tree extravaganza’. Cheesy Christmas music blares, wine flows, stockings are hung, mince pies bake in the oven and we spend most of the evening trying to untangle ourselves from the twinkle lights and baubles. We are not precious about co-ordination and sophistication when it comes to Christmas decorating. More is less is our motto because let’s face it, it is soooo much more fun that way!