I am really organised. Christmas is a kind of speciality of organisation for me, I start early. I set myself targets, like all Santa presents bought by July. I meet these targets every year. It works better for me than putting the money away and then spending it all at once. Full of the joys of smugness, I set off last week to get a few things sorted that I wanted done before the Christmas hibernation kicks in. Off I went with my list and came home with everything done. Until I looked at the frames above the fireplace. There had been two new frames on my list, to replace the two manky ones that have been hanging since 2007, one of which lost its glass in about 2008 and the other which offers a frame to a photo that is too small for the inset. I hate them.
For the purposes of this post, I thought I'd include other things like this I've done over the years, things that use what you have to fix a problem. Like in our hall. I had plenty of kind-of-matching frames but I needed them at different heights so I wrapped a few cardboard boxes to stand them on.
And finally, in the interest of fairness: Holly's painting of Rainbow Dash (yes, I'm sure you knew that's what it was!) is in the spare room and, because everything has to be even in our house, Sadie's flamingo is hanging in the living room.
So, there is always an easy way out even when your organisational skills have failed you. Whatever you may be wrapping or unwrapping this Christmas, I hope you have a good one. See you in 2016!