Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Decorating time (Giveaway)

I have declared that this weekend will be 'Decorating Day' in our household, this is purely my decision as Aaron was over ruled for the last time last Christmas when he tried one last time to get me to put them up on Christmas Eve.  Instead this year we have been having a debate about swapping Christmas trees with my parents, we have a Christmas tree brought years ago before we left England from Notcutts Garden Centre which has been nicknamed 'the biggest Christmas tree in the world',  it's a great tree but unfortunately we don't have the biggest apartment in the world to match!

For the last few years we've just put half of it up (so it sat flat against the wall) but now we've gained an extra child and a whole load of associated stuff, our small apartment seems to have shrunk even more!  The solution seems to be to temporary swap as I love our tree and can't bear to sell it!

One thing which will stay the same from previous years here in Cyprus is our outside lights strung around the balcony.  I do love to see pretty Christmas lights as you drive around, not that there are as many as you'd see in England.  

Notcutts have a great selection of lights (and other decorations) and I have one set of White LED Cone lights to give away to one of my readers in the UK.  

It's a fantastic 8 metre set with 100 lights and multi functions.
Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win. 







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Notcutts are also running a competition over on their website to win a Christmas Tree and all the trimmings.

74 comments:

  1. I'm a bit addicted to lights, I must admit. We tend to put our decorations up gradually from the beginning of December, starting with a wreath and a few fairy lights. I don't like to do the tree too early though. I come from a tradition where we didn't put it up until Christmas eve, but I'm too impatient for that these days, so maybe a week before.

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  2. We put our decorations up the first weekend in December. My husband seems to have left a bag in the loft and wont get them!

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  3. We start the weekend after Thanksgiving but it really isn't complete until just about two weeks before Christmas. I do not want to get the real tree too early because then it might dry out. But we put up the lights and the nut cracker and the nativity scenes and stockings but wait just a bit on the tree.

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  4. i want to put it last weekend but no time!

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  5. Start of December x

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  6. We put them up during the first week of December.

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  7. I decorated this weekend. Got my tree up and made my little apartment feel festive. There are hardly any decorations in Nicosia and you could almost forget christmas is nearly here. I cant wait to go to London for christmas and soak up oxford st christmassy vibes! :)

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  8. It is different every year but tends to be the first week of December! Bit later this year, thinking the 10th when I am off work :)

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  9. As soon as possible into December - however, this year time seems to be running by VERY quickly. I'lll be lucky to get them up by February!

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  10. usually around the 5th but late this year xx

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  11. The first weekend in December

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  12. Usually around the 2nd weekend in December.

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  13. Mid December, not too early as the boys seem to find creative ways to mess about with it all! x

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  14. We always put our decorations up on December 1st as thats when the kids start the countdown to xmas day with their advent calendars :)

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  15. Usually Dec 1st bu we're having a specialist tree delivered on the 9th so have to wait this year... :-(

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  16. We put ours up at the end of November! some years I'm tempted to leave them all year round!

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  17. They went up on the 1st of December :)

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  18. tree went up on 1st Dec, but will put up some more decorations this weekend.

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  19. DID IT ALREADY ON THE 1ST. COULDN'T WAIT ANY LONGER

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  20. Christmas Eve-my husband is Dutch and that's their tradition,

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  21. Usually second weekend in Christmas

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  22. Xmas Eve - always a last-minute dash!

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  23. We put ours up early this year on the last weekend in November because my husband had to go up into the loft anyway so he brought all the decorations down while he was there.

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  24. About a week before Christmas

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  25. Usually a few days before Christmas

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  26. A few have started to go up but as I'm making most of them this year it's when they're finished!

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  27. Ours are up already, have been for a couple of weeks.

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  28. If I had my way, they would go up on Christmas Eve, and come down on Boxing Day, but I do allow my daughter to put them up on about the 15th...aren't I good!

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  29. Hilda Hazel Wright6 December 2012 at 21:26

    My decorations have been up all year. I like them and so I don't see why not!

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  30. we usually put them up a couple of weeks into december but this year, they went up on the 1st!

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  31. Twelve days before Christmas

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  32. Mine go up every year on December 1st

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  33. on the 9th on my birthday

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  34. Usually the 13th or 14th December

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  35. The first weekend after the 1st December

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  36. 2 weeks before Christmas :)

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  37. I start putting up my decorations around now!

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  38. About the second weekend of December

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  39. after 7th of December - a special date for us

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  40. We always have ours up before 1st December.

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  41. Usually the first weekend in December

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  42. first weekend in december

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  43. 1st December or the weekend nearest the 1st.

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  44. 3RD DECEMBER

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  45. 1st December :)

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  46. I put them up on 1st December :-)

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  47. Usually I would have done it by now, but we are hoping to put it up this weekend! :) x

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