Getting Our Christmas Tree

When the first day of December came, realisation dawned on all of us, where has the year gone.

But on the bright side, the universe gave a big fat okay to anyone wanting to put up their christmas tree at this time. Or at least, I would like to assume so.

We love the smell of real christmas tree and so we decided to get our Christmas tree from the Christmas Markets again this year. In previous years, we used to get them from the nurseries but it was more costly for us because we had to rent a car to get there.

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Thought it was a good idea to browse the markets as I hadn’t had the chance to. Terrible idea as everyone had the same idea in mind. Might have a go again during the week.


christmas markets manchester

christmas markets manchester

The christmas markets in Manchester are always a great way to get into the festive spirit and start your countdown to Christmas.

Usually the christmas trees are located at the markets on Albert Square but this year there are more christmas trees at the markets near Corn Exchange. So if you are thinking of getting a christmas tree from town, head straight there.

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Small tree, tall trees, fat trees


As usual, we always find it hard to choose just one.


Netting our Christmas tree

christmas tree manchester

Just casually carrying our tree home.

christmas tree manchester

Alex fixing the lights on to our tree, I have no patience for it.

Here comes my favourite bit: dressing up the Christmas tree! When we travel, we like to look out for christmas ornaments from the place that we are visiting. It’s a nice reminder of the places we have been to.

christmas tree manchester

One from Alex’s travel to Russia a few years ago.

christmas tree manchester

Our latest addition from Florence. It’s so beautiful!

christmas tree manchester

Our 2016 Christmas tree

Mulled wine, minces pies and christmas tree, we are prepared for the festive now.


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