Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Deck the Duck with Boughs of Holly

Well, it's that time of the year again.

I wanted to tape a single, solitary humbug to the bow fender, but was over-ruled by Ms. "Sparkly" Tillson and her desire to fill the Duck with paperchains, baubles, and the aroma of baking. I bought a tree at a local B&Q and carried it back to the boat- they're heavier than they look, are christmas trees!- and picked needles out of my jumper for a few days afterwards. Unfortunately, the tree's at a slight angle in the pot; but then, our walls aren't vertical either, so it doesn't really matter.

Amy and Emma went out to Ely and pillaged a Woolworth's for decorations, and came back laden with diesel (80p per litre!) and a bag full of colour-co-ordinating baubles, beads, and tinsel.

The duck on top of the tree finishes it off....

Amy also returned with battery powered LED lights. They looked clear in the box, but when turned on are actually a horrible green colour. They've been relegated to the cratch; the next stage is to buy some red ones, so we can have festive navigation fairy lights...

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